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Presidential contender Buttigieg announces $7 million in fundraising

April 1, 2019

Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg says he's raised more than $7 million this year.

The South Bend mayor tweeted Monday his team's initial report shows he and his supporters "are outperforming expectations at every turn."

Buttigieg promised over the weekend there'd be a "celebration" with his announcement Monday, two months since he launched his exploratory committee.

Buttigieg says the first quarter fundraising total comes from a preliminary analysis and he'll have a more complete analysis later. He says until then: "a big thank you to all our supporters."

Buttigieg, known as Mayor Pete, says he'll release a video showing how he's "spending the investments" supporters have made.

Former Texas congressman and Democratic 2020 candidate Beto O'Rourke says he raised slightly more than $1 million over the weekend, achieving his goal.

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