Beto O’Rourke’s campaign is reporting that the former congressman raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours after announcing his bid, surpassing the haul brought in by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the same window, who previously held the financial record.
Per CNN, the campaign said that the contributions came from every state and territory.
Other known notable early fundraisers include Sanders of course, with his $5.9 million in the first 24 hours, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) with $1.5 million in her first day.
Beto out-raises other candidates in the first 24 hours after his announcement with $6.1M pic.twitter.com/OEvLQ94aGV
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