Gabbard raises $3.4 million but lags behind 2020 frontrunners

Gabbard raises $3.4 million but lags behind 2020 frontrunners

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) raised $3.4 million in the final quarter of 2019, a slight improvement over her third quarter numbers that nevertheless leaves her well behind the Democratic primary’s fundraising leaders.

Gabbard’s fourth quarter haul was first reported by NBC News. A spokesperson for Gabbard confirmed the top-line number to POLITICO but did not respond to a followup question about the number of individual donors or cash on hand amount.

Gabbard is one of four Democrats who have already announced their fundraising totals for the last three months of 2019. She trails Bernie Sanders (who raised $34.5 million, which is so far the largest single quarter haul for any Democrat in 2019), Pete Buttigieg ($24.7 million) and Andrew Yang ($16.5 million). None of the Democrats has said how much he or she has in the bank so far.

Gabbard raised about $1.2 million for her run in the month of December. She raised $3 million in the third quarter of 2019, which had been her best quarter.

The Hawaii congresswoman announced last fall that she will not seek reelection to her House seat.

“In light of the challenges we face, I believe I can … best serve the people of Hawaiʻi & our country as President and Commander-in-Chief,” she said in late October.

Article originally published on POLITICO Magazine

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