Pete Buttigieg Coming to Indy, Raised Over $24 Million in Second Quarter
SOUTH BEND, Ind.--South Bend Mayor and Democrat Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he raised over $24 million in the second quarter of the year.
Buttigieg posted the following on Twitter Monday morning:
Thank you to the over 400,000 of you who have invested in this campaign, and who helped us raise over $24,800,000 this quarter alone. You inspire us every step of the way, and we're just getting started. Text SHOWUP to 25859 to keep the momentum going! pic.twitter.com/g1SIlgt4Eo
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) July 1, 2019
That post also had a video.
"Three months ago, we hadn't yet launched our official campaign. We started out as an exploratory committee traveling across the country talking to voters about our bold vision for the future," Buttigieg said in the video.
He says it didn't take long to realize that we need a new generation of American leadership.
"We launched our campaign in South Bend on April 14 and this organization grew bigger and faster than we ever could have imagined. Hundreds of thousands of people from across the country have helped us raise over $20 million this quarter," Buttigieg continued in the video.
Buttigieg then said he's just getting started.
This number may indicate that support for Buttigieg is catching on since the fundraising money for the second quarter is more than three times the $7.1 million he raised in the first quarter of 2019.
CNBC reports Buttigieg is one of three candidates, including former Vice President Joe Biden and California Senator Kamala Harris, who have gained strong financial support. Harris raised more than $2 million in the 24 hours after the debate last week.
Buttigieg Coming to Indianapolis
The Young Democrats of America (YDA) and Indiana Young Democrats (IYD) announced Monday morning Buttegieg will speak at the 2019 Young Democrats of America Convention in Indianapolis.
“We are thrilled to announce that Mayor Pete will join us in July, at the largest gathering of young Democrats in the country. As a young mayor and leading Presidential candidate seeking to represent an unheard generation of voices, Mayor Pete speaks directly to the change happening right now across our country,” said IYD National Committeewoman and South Bend native Arielle Brandy. “Mayor Pete has long been a supporter of the Indiana Young Democrats, and our organization is honored to welcome him to the 2019 Young Democrats of America National Convention, for the first time in Indianapolis.”
“@youngdems have fought for a moment like this — a millennial candidate for President who brings with him the new perspective of our generation,” said @daniglover, Executive Vice President of the Young Democrats of America.
— Young Democrats of America (@youngdems) July 1, 2019
“The Young Democrats of America have fought for a moment like this — a millennial candidate for President who brings with him the new perspective of our generation,” said Danielle Glover, Executive Vice President of the Young Democrats of America. “Mayor Pete understands firsthand the weight on our generation’s shoulders as we work to solve the problems created by politicians who won’t live to see the repercussions.”
The Indiana Young Democrats are bringing the National Convention of the Young Democrats of America to Indianapolis July 17th-20th.
Buttegieg will headline the Thursday evening General Session (July 18), set to begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets for the convention are available at yda.org/convention.
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