The remaining Dem presidential candidates collectively outraised President Trump in Wisconsin for the third quarter in a row, according to a WisPolitics.com analysis of FEC numbers.
But the president still drew in significantly more when compared to any other single candidate.
Trump collected $337,935 in individual contributions from Wisconsin donors during the fourth quarter of 2019, which runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who won the Wisconsin Democratic primary in 2016, came in second place with $232,640.
Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was the only other candidate to raise over $100,000 in the quarter from Wisconsin donors with $119,915.
While Marquette University Law School polling has consistently found Joe Biden to be the state’s perceived front-runner, the former vice president placed a distant sixth among Dems in Wisconsin donations with $56,736.
The Q4 reporting period was Biden’s most lucrative quarter to date, but he still fell behind Sanders and Warren, as well as former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg with $91,290, entrepreneur Andrew Yang with $89,344 and Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar with $69,516.
The remaining Dem candidates, billionaire businessman Tom Steyer, Hawaii U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, ended Q4 with a collective $28,178 raised in Wisconsin.
Candidates are only required to report individual donations with an aggregate higher than $200 in an election cycle. The remainder can be reported in bulk to the FEC as “unitemized contributions.”
Multi-billionaire and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg said he is running his campaign with his own money and wouldn’t take contributions of any kind.
Bloomberg’s Q4 report shows he so far spent $188.4 million across the U.S. No other candidate spent even close to that much in any single quarter besides fellow billionaire Steyer at $153.7 million.
Throughout all of 2019, the 10 Dems other than Bloomberg collectively took in $1.5 million while Trump raised $1.1 million. The fourth quarter was also the first reporting period to see total state individual contributions to candidates exceed $1 million.
The top two year-to-date Dem fundraisers include Sanders with $492,556 and Warren with $331,433. All other candidates each raised less than $200,000 in 2019.
— By Royce Podeszwa, WisPolitics.com.