WASHINGTON – Beto O & Rourke raised more than $ 6 million online in the first 24 hours after announcing his presidential campaign last week, according to a presidential campaign. He surpassed his rivals in the appointment of Democrats and expressed his strong financial strength.
Mr. O & Rourke raised $ 6,136,736 after announcing his long-awaited bid on Thursday morning with a web video and a trip to Iowa. He raised the sum online and from all 50 states, the campaign said.
He struck first-time Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who had raised $ 5.9 million following his announcement last month, earning $ 1
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Mr. O'Rourke's early expansion of fundraising shows how much he has mesmerized many Democratic activists across the country who led him to break the financial record last year when he fired Texas Senator Ted Cruz. There was some doubt as to whether the same donors from the base would also contribute to him if he did not face Mr. Cruz, a despised figure on the left, but rather was another participant in a sprawling main building of the President.
Mr. O & Rourke's money will reassure at least some of the skeptics: on a single day on the Internet, he has raised nearly a quarter of what Barack Obama, then a senator, did throughout the first quarter of 2007.
Now the question is whether he can sustain this support. Mr. Sanders quickly raised his first $ 10 million in February, much of it in small contributions. There is no way to confirm the initial contributions of an applicant independently. Mr. O. Rourke, Mr. Sanders, and the rest of the presidential candidates must submit donation reports by the end of March. These Q1 materials will be released on April 15th.
Few other candidates outperformed their first financial success, not least because they knew Mr. Sanders would capitalize on his loyal support network for his 2016 presidential race and make a claim. However, Senator Kamala Harris's campaign in California said she raised $ 1.5 million on the first day after announcing her candidacy in January.
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Mr. The O Rourke consultants would not say what their average contribution was or how many donors contributed in total within the first 24 hours of their bid. As in his Senate race, he did not accept money from political action committees.
After Mr. O'Rourke announced his candidacy, he spent three days in Iowa focusing on the circles that President Trump wore in 2016. Part of a multi-level Midwestern tour.