Buttigieg goes on fundraising blitz before Super Tuesday

Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE is ramping up his fundraising efforts as Super Tuesday draws near.

Buttigieg is holding 10 fundraising events across six states over the next two weeks, The New York Times reported. California and Virginia — two of the states that will vote on Super Tuesday — will play host to multiple events.

The former mayor enjoyed success in the Iowa and New Hampshire nominating contests, and he currently leads the Democratic presidential primary pack in state delegates won. However, Buttigieg still has to contend with the fundraising power of his fellow candidates.


For example, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE’s (I-Vt.) campaign reported that it raised $25 million in January alone. Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) said this week that she raised $6 million in the nine days after the Iowa caucuses.

Thanks to their sizable personal fortunes, former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergEngel scrambles to fend off primary challenge from left It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Liberals embrace super PACs they once shunned MORE and businessman Tom SteyerTom SteyerBloomberg wages war on COVID-19, but will he abandon his war on coal? Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil Ocasio-Cortez, Schiff team up to boost youth voter turnout MORE have both been able to spend millions of dollars on advertising.

Buttigieg reported earlier that he had raised $4 million in the fours days following Iowa, where he narrowly edged out Sanders for the most state delegates.

While Sanders and Warren both utilize strong grassroots networks to raise money, they don’t hold traditional events for wealthy donors. 

Many of Buttigieg’s scheduled fundraising events are just that, including a Feb. 13 event that was held at the 16,000-square-foot home of a supporter in Indianapolis, according to the Times.


Warren and Sanders have both hammered Buttigieg on his willingness to hold large donor events. 

His campaign’s strategy hinged on success in Iowa and New Hampshire. Now, the campaign intends carry this momentum through to other states as the race goes on, according to the Times.

The campaign announced Thursday that they would have “boots on the ground” in every Super Tuesday state by this coming Monday. 

Both Warren and Sanders have had teams in those states since last year.

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