Mayor Pete Campaign Says Candidate Raised Whopping $1 Million Hours After Announcement

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Sunday turned out to be a great day for Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Shortly after his speech officially declaring his candidacy, the mayor’s communication director said he had raised a whopping $1 million. “Some news: since delivering his announcement speech, our grassroots supporters have invested more than $1m in @PeteButtigieg’s campaign,” Lis Smith wrote on Twitter. Earlier today, in a presidential declaration that drew a comparison to President Barack Obama , Buttigieg entered the race. “My name is Pete Buttigieg. They call me Mayor Pete,” Buttigieg told the crowd. “I am a proud son of South Bend, Indiana. And I am running for President of the United States.” He added: “I recognize the audacity of doing this a Midwestern millennial mayor. More than a little bold—at age 37—to seek the highest office in the land. … But we live in a moment that compels us each to act.”

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