Pete Buttigieg raises $24.7 million in the last three months of 2019, mandate as South Bend mayor expires

File photo as Pete Buttigieg speaks at a campaign event in Decorah, Iowa. EPA-EFE/GARY HE

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Pete Buttigieg, who turns 38 on Jan. 19, raised $24.7 million in the last three months of 2019 and has raked in over $76 million since he launched his run for president, his campaign said Wednesday.

“With more than 2 million donations by more than 733,000 individuals in 2019, it’s clear the American people are responding to Pete’s message of rallying our country together around bold solutions that will build the coalition we need to beat Trump and usher in a new era the day after Trump leaves office,” Buttigieg’s campaign manager, Mike Schmuhl, said.

Out of the 2 million donations, 98 percent of the contributions were for less than $200, and the average contribution was approximately $38, the campaign said.

The news came on the same day the national political neophyte became unemployed — his term as South Bend, Indiana, mayor expired at noon on Wednesday.

Buttigieg’s eight years in office in South Bend, Ind., ended on New Year’s Day, when a new mayor was sworn in. Mr. Buttigieg, known colloquially as Mayor Pete almost since the start of his campaign last January, joined the ranks of former office holders seeking the presidency, who sometimes seem to hope that voters don’t quite notice they have slipped from power.

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