O’Rourke’s Fundraising Totals Take a Nose Dive as Campaign Struggles Following a Strong Start

2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke did not do too hot with his fundraising in the second quarter.

O’Rourke’s presidential campaign announced on Monday that they had raised $3.6 million in campaign funds from April through June. This figure is more than 60 percent less than the $9.4 million he raised in the first quarter.

The numbers illustrate a stagnation problem with the former Texas congressman’s campaign. His campaign manager — Jen O’Malley Dillon — sent an email out to supporters saying that the campaign had the “resources [they] need to execute [their] strategy” but that there was still “work to do.”

The Texas Democrat had made a strong start in the primary race when he announced, setting fundraising records after he raked in $6.1 million in the first 24 hours of his campaign after he announced his White House bid before being overtaken by former Vice President Joe Biden‘s (D) $6.3 million haul in April.

However, he quickly fell in the polls after his primary debut and is now sitting at a 2.6 percent average in the polls, down from the 9.5 percent average in April.

O’Rourke’s campaign said that they had $5.2 million in cash on hand with an average donation of about $30. The vast majority of the donations from his nearly 200,000 donors — around 98 percent — were under $200.

The former congressman was not the only one to have a dip in fundraising.

As IJR Red previously reported, Biden also saw his numbers drop in the second quarter, bringing in $21.5 million. This put him squarely behind South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-Ind.), who raised $24.8 million within the same time frame.

IJR Red also noted that the Republican National Committee announced they had received $76.4 million for the 2020 election cycle, bringing in $14.6 million in May of this year.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel praised the president’s fundraising numbers as “record-breaking” and showed that “the grassroots enthusiasm for [Trump’s] re-election is unmatched.”

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John
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John

When will these people drop out?

Tess
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Didn’t anyone tell him that speaking Spanish is not a viable presidential quality in an election?

Tom Bodine
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Well now that’s a real shame, if we can get the rest of the idiots to have the same fate befall them all will be Mucho Bueno right Beto O’Dork ?

Otis
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Doggone it. People don’t like you. ¡Adios!

Cherl
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Is anyone else offended by the numbers being thrown around in campaign contributions? It would appear that the economy must be doing better than the naysayer Democrats want to admit.

Nothing seems to embarrass Beto O’Loser. He has no resume, no plan and no class.

WayHungLow
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WayHungLow

See ya…..don’t come back!

James
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I’ve got a fast, three word cure for Bozo’s declining donations numbers: DROP OUT, DIPSTICK.

BUT, then what his El Paso Staff do for money to help the Illegal Aliens with food and transportation to hiding places out of ICE’s eyes?

Screwtape
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He’s an empty skateboard. (talk about arrested adolescents). He has zero accomplishments, despite being a privileged white boy* with pretensions of Hispanic identity. He’ll just go home and plot his next “run” while enjoying his privilege and the money of his wife’s family.

Buh-bye you dimwit loser. You couldn’t even make state senator. What possessed you to believe you could be president?

*consider the conveniently dismissed charges for DUI, evading arrest, breaking & entering. Having a wealthy daddy who’s a judge and Dim apparatchik is the definition of privileged.

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