Michael Bennet Raises $2.8 Million, Despite His Late Entry

  • Sen. Michael Bennet started his campaign in May due to a prostate cancer diagnosis.
  • He is adding $700,000 from his Senate committee to his campaign funds.
  • Bennet has not yet qualified for the July debates.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Last week, a spokeswoman for Sen. Michael Bennet campaign said they rose $2.8 million.

Comparing Fundraising Numbers

Sen. Michael Bennet has only been on the campaign trail for about two months. He entered the race on May 2. He would have entered sooner, but a prostate cancer diagnosis prevented him from doing so.

Compared to how similar candidates are polling, Sen. Bennet is fundraising a good amount of money. Governor John Hickenlooper has also released his fundraising numbers. Hickenlooper only raised around $1 million in the second quarter. The second quarter includes the last three months. Bennet has surpassed Hickenlooper even though he has been on the campaign trail for a shorter time.

Sen. Bennet is doing well if you compare him to the back of the pack. But compared to the frontrunners, he is way behind.

Out of all the candidates who have released their fundraising numbers, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is in the lead. Buttigieg rose over $24 million in the second quarter.

Joe Biden is not too far behind the Mayor from South Bend. Biden revealed on Wednesday that his campaign rose over $21.5 million in the second quarter. Sen. Bernie Sanders is currently in third in terms of fundraising. The Sanders campaign said that they rose over $18 million in the second quarter.

ElectionOdds.com knows Sen. Bennet has a long way to go if he wants to remain a viable candidate. All he needs is to have 65,000 unique donors to qualify for the second debates. Bennet’s campaign said that after the first debates, he received the best donation numbers since he started. Bennet will need to keep that momentum going if he wishes to appear on the debate stage in July.

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