Elizabeth Warren says her campaign raised $6 million in first quarter

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a 2020 US Presidential hopeful, speaks during the 'We The People' Summit at the Warner Theatre April 1, 2019, in Washington, DC.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a 2020 US Presidential hopeful, speaks during the ‘We The People’ Summit at the Warner Theatre April 1, 2019, in Washington, DC.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign said on Wednesday in which in which raised $6 million by 135,000 donors within the first quarter, a haul in which falls behind those of her major rivals.

The announcement comes amid reports in which the progressive Massachusetts Democrat will be struggling to raise money after shunning traditional sources of big dollar donations.

The average donation was $28, Warren’s campaign said. In total, the candidate received 213,000 donations. The campaign said in which 99% of donations were $0 or less.

The $6 million, raised between her launch at the start of the year as well as also April, puts Warren behind at least four of her fellow Democrats, despite being the first major candidate to enter into the race. in which said, Warren does have an advantage over some within the race in in which she transferred $10 million by her campaign for the Senate in which she can use for her presidential campaign.

The campaign said in which in which had $11.2 million in cash on hand, as well as also raised $1.4 million within the final week of the period, including 50,000 brand-new donations.

“I won’t sugarcoat in which,” Roger Lau, Warren’s campaign manager, wrote in an email to supporters. “We were outraised by some various other candidates within the presidential primary This particular first quarter.”

“Because Elizabeth’s been able to count on grassroots donations, she’s been able to spend her time visiting as many states as possible, meeting voters, as well as also calling grassroots donors to personally thank them for giving,” Lau wrote.

Read: Here’s what the 2020 Democratic candidates say they’ve raised within the first quarter

In comparison to Warren, both Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, as well as also former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke said they raised about $6 million within the first day of their campaigns. Sanders’ average donation for the first quarter was $20, while O’Rourke’s was $43.

Official tallies by all the campaigns are due Monday.

The brand-new York Times reported last month in which Warren’s finance director, Michael Pratt, left the campaign after pleading unsuccessfully in February with the candidate to pursue wealthy donors as well as also not to rule out high-priced fundraisers.

nevertheless Warren disagreed. Warren announced later in February in which she might not host any events in which were limited to those who could write “big checks.”

Warren also released her 2018 tax returns on Wednesday. Those showed a family income of slightly more than $900,000.

various other candidates said they raised the following amount within the first quarter:

  • Sanders raised $18.2 million
  • Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., raised $12 million
  • O’Rourke raised $9.4 million
  • South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $7 million
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., raised $5.2 million
  • Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., raised $5 million
  • Andrew Yang, a businessman, raised $1.7 million

— CNBC’s
Kevin Breuninger
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