The Washington Post reports:
Sen. Cory Booker has raised more than $5 million in the two months since he announced his 2020 plans, the presidential candidate’s campaign said Sunday.
Booker’s haul, while competitive, puts him behind other Democratic White House aspirants, including former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala D. Harris (Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
The New Jersey Democrat, who was first elected to the Senate in a 2013 special election, raised $17.7 million to win a full term one year later. Among his donors in that campaign were Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. In 2017, Booker said he “wouldn’t take a dime from them now” given their work for the Trump administration.
Cory Booker has raised more than $5 million since launching his presidential campaign on Feb. 1 — a relatively modest figure for the New Jersey senator compared with the sums announced thus far by several of his rivals for the 2020 Democratic nomination https://t.co/h66c23CXfU
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announced 2019 Q1 Democratic primary fundraising totals
Bernie Sanders $18.2 million
Kamala Harris $12 million
Beto O'Rourke $9.4 million
Pete Buttigieg $7 million
Cory Booker $5 million
Andrew Yang $1.7 million
— Kenton (@KentonTilford) April 7, 2019