Democrats collectively outraised President Trump in Wisconsin for the second quarter in a row, according to a WisPolitics.com study of FEC October filing reports.
But Trump still more than doubled any other candidate’s Q3 receipts. He ended September with $436,026 raised in the state. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders came in a distant second with $142,056.
Massachusets Sen. Elizabeth Warren finished the quarter with a $122,228 haul, and as the only other candidate to raise over $50,000.
Among the Dems, the former vice president and perceived frontrunner, Joe Biden, finished in fourth place, behind Sanders, Warren and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, respectively. Biden’s Q3 individual receipts in the state totaled $32,442 from 342 individual donations.
All three Dem candidates who raised more from Wisconsin donors than Biden received their funds from over 1,000 individual donations each.
Sanders received the most contributions, with 4,341 individual donations. Trump came in a close second with 4,191.
Trump’s largest Wisconsin donations came from business owners, CEOs and retirees. He received 52 max donations of $2,800, with 42 of those donations coming from Milwaukee County or the surrounding Republican-heavy Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee counties. His smallest listed donation was for $0.75.
None of Sanders’ donations was for the $2,800 max. His largest donation came from Gregory Brown in Delavan for $1,750.
Biden has led nearly all major polls in the state this year. But his margins have been shrinking. And the latest Siena College poll, in collaboration with the New York Times, conducted in October found Warren leading the state over Biden 25 percent-23 percent among Dem primary voters. Sanders took third in the poll with 20 percent and all other Dems didn’t get into double digits.
While Buttigieg came in third on the Dem side in dollars raised, he consistently trailed in state polls below 10 percent support. The Siena College poll found Buttigieg with 5 percent support among Dem primary voters.
Whoever wins the Dem nomination will face an uphill climb to match the incumbent’s war chest. Trump ended the quarter with a reported $83.2 million cash on hand, more than the top three Dems — Sanders, Warren and Buttigieg — combined.