Politics

Failed 2020 Democrats spent more than $1.1 billion on their campaigns

(USA Features) Federal election records show that in sum, 2020 Democratic presidential contenders whose campaigns failed to secure the party’s nomination spent more than $1 billion in the effort.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who dropped out of the race Wednesday after failing to secure more than a handful of delegates, spent some $600 million of his own money on his effort, by far the candidate with the highest amount, according to OpenSecrets.org, which tracks election expenses.

The expenditures for the 20-plus candidates do not include those who spent $1 million or less on their effort. The amount also does not include recent expenditures by candidates in a last-minute push of ad buys and other costs ahead of the Super Tuesday races.



Those final expenditures have not yet been turned into the Federal Election Commission.

Here is a breakdown of the leading candidates:

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg: $600 million

Billionaire Tom Steyer: $252 million

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg: $75 million

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) $38.64 million

Andrew Yang over $34 million

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) $30 million.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ): $22.9 million

Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX): $17.14 million

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY): $14 million

Former Rep. John Delaney (D-MD): $13 million




Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro $9 million

Author Marianne Williamson $7.7 million

Sen. Michael Bennett (D-CO) $6.8 million

Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) $6.15 million

Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT) $5 million

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) $3.3 million

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) $2.55 million

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) $2.16 million

Former Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA): 1.79 million

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) $1.1 million

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio: $1.38 million


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