Steve Bullock raises $2 million for 2020 bid in second quarter, campaign says

Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockKoch-backed group launches ad campaign to support four vulnerable GOP senators Overnight Energy: US Park Police say ‘tear gas’ statements were ‘mistake’ | Trump to reopen area off New England coast for fishing | Vulnerable Republicans embrace green issues Vulnerable Republicans embrace green issues in battle to save seats MORE (D) raised $2 million for his 2020 White House in the second quarter of 2019, his campaign said Friday. 

The Democrat entered the crowded race in May and only had about a month and a half to raise the money. 

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“Since announcing his campaign in mid-May, Governor Bullock received grassroots support from all 50 states and raised over $2 million, without the transfer of other funds,” said campaign manager Jenn Ridder in a statement.

“It’s clear Governor Bullock’s message of winning back places Democrats lost in 2016 and ending dark money’s corrupting influence will resonate in early states like Iowa and New Hampshire, and he will continue working to earn every vote,” she added. 

Bullock’s total is comparable to that of some other candidates, such as Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetSome realistic solutions for income inequality Democratic senators kneel during moment of silence for George Floyd 21 senators urge Pentagon against military use to curb nationwide protests MORE, who also joined the race in May and raised $2.8 million, according to CNN. 

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The totals trail those of frontrunners, like former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE, who raised $21.5 million in the second quarter, according to his campaign. 

Bullock fell short of making the first 20-person Democratic primary debate last week.

He is among more than two dozen candidates vying for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

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