Socialist Candidate On The Rise In Dem Primary

Via The Washington Examiner:

Bernie Sanders raised $25.3 million and Pete Buttigieg brought in $19.1 million during the third quarter of 2019, from July through September, their campaigns said Tuesday. The figures show an increase for the Vermont senator and decrease for the South Bend, Indiana, mayor compared to the last quarter.

 The two campaigns are the first to announce third-quarter fundraising figures after Monday’s end-of-quarter deadline, covering the past three months that saw Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren emerge as a top rival against former Vice President Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Neither campaign reported its cash-on-hand. They and the more than a dozen Democrats still in the race have until mid-October to officially file campaign finance reports with the Federal Elections Commission.

“This is great news and it positions us to not just go the distance, but win,” Buttigieg campaign manager Mike Schmuhl said in an email to supporters Tuesday. “We’ve come a long way. When we got in, no one knew what to think of a mayor from a mid-sized city in the Midwest running for president.”