Nothing speaks louder in Washington than money, and it may well have already cut the Left’s overcrowded 2020 field down to size. According to a New York Times report, only five Democratic presidential candidates-raising a combined $96 million from individual donors in the last three months-are financially competitive enough to continue the race for the White House. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, for one, has come in as a dark horse leading the fund-raising with $24.9 million in his war chest followed by Joe Biden ($22m), Elizabeth Warren ($19.2m), Bernie Sanders ($18m), and Kamala Harris ($11.8m). As for Beto, few want to give their money to a lost cause after he blew $75m on his losing Senate bid last year. We expect the crowd to winnow quickly in the debate after Labor Day.
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The New York Times reported on the current status of 2020 emocratic race.
“Five Democratic presidential candidates raised a combined $96 million from individual donors in the last three months – about three-quarters of the total fund-raising by the entire Democratic field, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday. [The NYT] crunched the latest fund-raising numbers for the candidates, and the findings paint a picture of the diverging fortunes in the 2020 race. The numbers highlight the financial challenges that many of the lesser-known candidates are facing as they seek to keep their campaigns afloat. Mayor Pete Buttigieg more than tripled his fund-raising from the first quarter, as did Senator Elizabeth Warren.