Klobuchar’s presidential campaign raised $5.2M

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar announces her 2020 presidential bid during an event at Boom Island Park on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar raised more than $5.2 million in the seven weeks since announcing her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a statement from her campaign.

Combined with $3 million from her Senate campaign fundraising, Klobuchar ended the first quarter of the year with about $7 million on hand for her presidential run.

The campaign says its average online grassroots contribution was $40 and 85 percent of all donors gave less than $100.

Klobuchar’s fundraising was about on par with the total announced Sunday by New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.

Others in the race raised more in the first quarter.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he raised $18.2 million. Sen. Kamala Harris of California raised more than $12 million. Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke raised $9.4 million, and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $7 million.

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