Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke says he raised $9.four million in donations throughout his first 18 days of campaigning, taking in additional than $500,000 a day.
The ex-Texas congressman didn’t launch his complete variety of contributions however introduced Wednesday that 98% of his donations had been lower than $200 and 99% got here on-line.
He says the typical donation was $43.
O’Rourke raised $6.1 million throughout his first 24 hours of presidential campaigning starting March 14, edging Bernie Sanders’ $5.9 million over the identical interval to high the Democratic area.
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That was seen as O’Rourke passing a key early check of his nationwide enchantment.
Sanders entered the race in February and introduced elevating $18.2 million in 41 days of campaigning. O’Rourke says his haul means he “stays the very best per-day elevating candidate.”