Pete Buttigieg aims to shake the Democratic presidential race with a massive donation this quarter after Buttigieg shot up two months ago.
Buttigieg encourages monetary supporters to fundraise his campaign with a new bundling program, the details of which have recently been distributed to some donors and received by POLITICO The Progr amm plans that Buttigieg will receive between $ 25,000 and $ 250,000 over the course of the primary campaign. In addition, Buttigieg will receive special benefits, including briefings with the candidate and the senior campaign staff by the end of next month, half of the total donation costs. This is also the end of the current fundraising period. After that, the campaigns must disclose how much money they have collected since April 1. The aggressive schedule reflects the South Bend, Ind., The Mayor's rapid rise in the 2020 presidential campaign and the importance of maintaining forward momentum in a crowded elementary school. Buttigieg has consistently ranked in the top five primary elections since joining a town hall in March, and a large donation would prove he can avoid the fate of former Flash in the Pan-candidates and advance in the Democratic race ,
Fans of Buttigieg, which includes a growing number of well-connected democratic organizers and funders, believe it is ready to make a splash.
"He gets surprisingly strong traction," said Charles Adams Jr., a former US ambassador to Finland who has raised more than half a million dollars for President Barack Obama. Adams co-organizes a fundraiser for Buttigieg on June 1 in San Francisco, which he thinks is almost full, and he has "decided to help Pete Buttigieg in the race mainly".
"For me, Pete Buttigieg is the most convincing, the biggest breath of fresh air and, in my opinion, the most likely to arouse and mobilize voters," Adams said.
Buttigieg began the presidential race with a largely unknown vision. Neither a network of major donors who had supported earlier job applications, as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had done, nor a massive online fan following Bernie Sanders. Buttigieg started firing online in March and quickly formed a fan club of donors who regularly visit Buttigieg in cities across the country, including mid-level fans who participated in "grassroots fundraisers" with lower ticket prices.
During the upcoming visit to San Francisco, for example, Buttigieg is expected to make no fewer than four fundraising events in one day: he will be in Oakland for a fundraiser, with hosts including former Facebook manager Chris Cox and wife Visra Vichit -Vadakan belong. Visit two events in San Francisco, including one designed by Adams and former US Ambassador Jeff Bleich. and end the day with an event south of the city in nearby Hillsborough.
Buttigieg has distinguished the rapid pace of fundraising in person from several other Democratic candidates, including those who favored mining for digital dollars, and others who preferred to raise the broad interest of democratic donors. It has brought the mayor into competition with some of the leading democratic fundraisers: Biden organized a national financial structure for his campaign, before launching its bid, with regional fundraisers in every part of the country to raise money. And Harris is in the process of building an extensive bundling program for their campaign, with the best fundraisers gathering for a retreat in California in early June.
Observers expect Buttigieg to raise $ 7 million in the first three months of the year. to be among the top fundraisers in the second fundraising phase.
"It is truly remarkable that Mayor Pete Buttigieg in a field of 25 candidates – in such an unprecedented, large field of many savvy individuals – could inspire the public and the public's attention of the democratic public", said Robert Zimmerman, a New York-based Democratic fundraiser that does not support a candidate, but has awarded Buttigieg the largest allowable donation of $ 2,800 At Buttigieg's upcoming events in the San Francisco area, ticket prices start at $ 25 and go up to $ 2,800, with higher ticket prices securing access to special VIP receptions. The relay prizes help make Buttigieg's events more accessible to younger and less affluent donors, some of whom are new to personal politics and who lead the campaign in court alongside the traditional money class.
Buttigieg's New Bundling Program Provides participants with "mentoring and networking opportunities for experienced and less experienced fundraisers to socialize, develop strategies, and gather ideas," according to the POLITICO-reviewed memo.
Persons at the lowest organizational level commit to collect $ 25,000 during the primary phase and at least $ 10,000 by June 30 – a fraction of the $ 125,000, the top organizers for Buttigieg up on this date. They can raise money "through house parties and other ways to involve a larger group of donors in the campaign."
"We are inclusive and want everyone to be part of this effort," the memo said. "Join us."
Buttigieg's top bundlers – called the "National Investors Circle" – are pledging to raise at least $ 250,000 during Primary, half of which will be paid before the end of this quarter. There are several other benefits to the top fundraising activities featured in the note, including quarterly Buttigieg briefings, monthly briefings with senior Campaign officials, and access to talks about Speaker Series and other events.
The work on building fundraising structures in the second quarter reflects how hard candidates throughout the presidential area are working to raise funds since the first energy boost began in connection with launching their campaign. Even Bernie Sanders, whose online fundraiser earned him over $ 18 million in the first quarter – the best in the Democratic field – recently hired a fundraiser, a premiere for his presidential campaign, to organize events where Sanders personally donates can gather from fans for the first time.
Zimmerman warned that hunting small financiers in this electoral cycle is as important as chasing big gangsters, and said he supports Buttigieg's two-pronged approach to raising small and large dollars alike.
"The reality is that the donors who reach the maximum of $ 2,800 are not enough," said Zimmerman.