CLAREMONT, New Hampshire (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke says his first-day $6.1 million in campaign donations came from 128,000-plus contributions in all 50 states.
Campaigning in New Hampshire on Wednesday, the former Texas congressman said the average contribution was $47.READ MORE: Dwindling Number Of 911 Call-Takers Has Fort Worth Looking For Solutions
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who raised about $6 million during the first 24 hours of his campaign, had average contributions of about $27 from roughly 225,000 donors.
California Sen. Kamala Harris’ campaign has said she raised $1.5 million in the first 24 hours, with average donations of $37 from 38,000-plus contributors.READ MORE: Big 12 Commissioner Accuses UT And OU Of Deceiving, Undermining Rest Of Conference At Texas Senate Hearing
Other campaigns took in less early money. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s campaign said it raised $1 million in 48 hours, while Washington Gov. Jay Inslee launched his campaign on a Friday and announced reaching that mark the following Monday.
In his U.S. Senate run against Ted Cruz last year, O’Rourke raised $80 million in contributions.
The O’Rourke campaign says the El Paso native will visit every county in New Hampshire in just 48 hours.MORE NEWS: Thousands Of North Texas Students Return To In-Person Learning
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