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.
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.”