Southbend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $24.8 million over the last three months, the campaign announced Monday, an impressive total that will likely cement the small town mayor’s status as a serious contender for the Democratic nomination.
The campaign said they have now raised money from more than 400,000 individual donors since the campaign began, with an average contribution of $47.42.
“This fundraising report shows that Pete’s message is resonating with Americans, and it’s proof that we are building an organization that can compete,” Mike Schmuhl, his campaign manager, said in an email to supporters announcing the haul.
The second quarter total, which came from more than 294,000 donors, will likely give Buttigieg the ability to establish a sprawling campaign infrastructure similar to those set up by his more established opponents like Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and vice president Joe Biden.