Andrew Yang announced his campaign raised more than $6.7 million in January in the lead up to the Iowa Caucuses. In January alone, more than 70 percent of the money raised in the month came from donations $200 or less.
“We’ve carried our momentum from the previous quarter into the new year as we head into the Iowa Caucuses, and now we’re in a prime position to compete on the ground and over the airwaves. Our strength in grassroots fundraising continues to place us among the front of the pack, but in order to secure enough delegates to go all the way to the convention, we’re going to need to keep outdoing ourselves. We need to have the resources to contend with other establishment candidate campaigns which have years of ties to lobbyists and powerbrokers, not to mention bundlers who funnel funds to their campaigns,” said Campaign Chief Nick Ryan.
The $6.7 million January haul will allow the campaign to compete with other top-tier campaigns in the early states and beyond, as Andrew Yang continues to rise in the polls. The average donation to the campaign is $30.
Andrew Yang has already qualified for the next Democratic debate in New Hampshire on Feb. 7. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) requires candidates to reach 5 percent in four approved national polls or 7 percent in two approved early state polls.
A recent Washington Post/ABC News national poll shows Andrew Yang at 7 percent, putting him in fifth place nationally. A Fox News national poll also has Andrew Yang at 5 percent. In New Hampshire, polls released by CNN/University of New Hampshire and NBC News/Marist show Andrew Yang at 5 percent.
Andrew Yang had already surpassed the DNC’s threshold of 225,000 unique donors, raking in $16.5 million and reaching more than 400,000 unique donors in the final fundraising quarter of 2019.
This is a press release from the Andrew Young campaign.