WASHINGTON – Beto O'Rourke raised more than $ 6 million a week ago, outpacing his rivals for the Democratic Nomination and Making An Emphatic Statement financial strength
Mr. O'Rourke brought in $ 6,136,736 after declaring his long-anticipated bid with a video on trip to Iowa on Thursday morning,
He narrowly beat the first-day haul of the Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who raised $ 5.9
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Now, O'Rourke's money will, at least a quarter of what Barack Obama, then a quit, is a full day. the question is whether he can sustain that level of support. Mr. Sanders raised his first $ 10 million in small contributions. There is no way to confirm your initial contributions; Mr. O’Rourke, Mr. Sanders and rest of the presidential hopefuls black file fundraising reports at the end of March. Those first-quarter filings will be made public on April 15.
Few other candidates trumpeted their initial financial success, in part because they knew that Mr. Sanders would tap into his loyal network of support from the 2016 presidential race and post a large figure. [ Check out our tracker of the 2020 Democratic candidate field. ]
Mr. O'Rourke's aides wouldn't say what their average contribution was 24 hours of his bid.
After announcing his candidacy, Mr. O'Rourke spent three days in Iowa, focusing on counties President Trump carried in 2016, before the Midwestern tour.