Booker Tells Supporters He’s Raised Over $5 Million In Two Months

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a 2020 US presidential hopeful, speaks during the "We the People" gathering at the Warner Theatre on April 1, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo cre... Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a 2020 US presidential hopeful, speaks during the "We the People" gathering at the Warner Theatre on April 1, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 7, 2019 3:23 p.m.

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker says he raised over $5 million in the two months since he launched his presidential campaign, and has over $6.1 million cash on hand.

Booker announced the figure in an email to supporters. Booker’s sum puts him near the back of the pack in fundraising. Of those candidates that have announced their figures, only entrepreneur Andrew Yang announced raising less than Booker.

Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million during his first 24 hours of presidential campaigning beginning March 14, edging Bernie Sanders’ $5.9 million over the same period to top the Democratic field.

Booker noted that 82% of his contributions came from people that had never contributed to his campaign before.

Booker said Sunday he feels “incredible” about the fundraising haul.

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