Mayor Pete Reveals $7 Million Haul In First Quarter

South Bend’s NBC News affiliate reports:

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg released early fundraising numbers from his presidential exploratory committee Monday morning. Buttigieg said on Twitter his committee raised more than $7 million in the first quarter, which ended Sunday.

Buttigieg launched an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid in January, but has not officially launched a campaign.

Two of those who have — Bernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke — posted large early fundraising hauls, with Sanders raising $5.9 million and O’Rourke raising $6.1 million in the first 24 hours after their respective announcements.