Klobuchar raises $5.2 million in first 2020 fundraising haul

Sen. Amy Klobuchar raised more than $5.2 million for her presidential bid since launching her campaign in mid-February, trailing behind top contenders for the Democratic nomination in 2020.

Amy for America, Klobuchar’s campaign committee, announced Monday that it finished the first quarter of the year with $7 million in the bank after adding in an additional $3 million that Klobuchar raised for her Senate campaign last year.

However, Klobuchar’s haul falls short of several presidential contenders.

For the first quarter of 2019, Sen. Bernie Sanders raised $18.2 million, Sen. Kamala Harris raised $12 million, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke raised $9.4 million and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $7 million.

In addition, Sen. Cory Booker announced Sunday that his campaign raised $5 million.

Unlike some Democratic candidates, Klobuchar’s campaign has solicited money for the general election at some fundraisers, which means she can’t spend all of the money she raised during the primary. Klobuchar’s campaign did not outline how much general election money she raised during the first quarter.

Article originally published on POLITICO Magazine

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