Warren, Klobuchar end 2019 lagging top rivals in fundraising

Democrat: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts announced on Dec. 31, 2018, she would form an exploratory committee. She announced Feb. 9, 29109, that she was officially entering the race.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has announced raising $21.2 million for her presidential campaign in the final three months of last year. The total trails the amounts collected by the Democratic presidential primary’s three other front-runners: former Vice President Joe Biden with $22.7 million, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with $34.5 million and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg with $24.7 million. Warren’s fourth-quarter total also trails the amount she raised in the previous quarter. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Friday she took in $11.4 million for her White House bid to close out the year, the best fundraising quarter of her 2020 campaign.