Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley raised $2 million dollars since announcing his presidential campaign a month ago, his campaign announced Wednesday ahead of the deadline for campaigns to file their financial disclosure reports with the Federal Elections Commission.
"We're thankful for the support we've received from donors across all 50 states who are ready for the new leadership, progressive values, and track record of getting things done that Governor O'Malley brings to the race,” said O’Malley Senior Strategist Bill Hyers. “And he is the only candidate who has actually gotten results on the issues progressives care about.”
The number puts O’Malley behind both Hillary Clinton (who raised $45 million) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (who raised $15 million), though both had significantly more time to fundraise before the report was due. O'Malley has so far languished in the single digits in polls, but is hoping for a late-game surge.
Fellow Democratic candidate Lincoln Chafee announced he raised about $390,000, though the vast majority if came from a loan the candidate loaned to his campaign. Former Sen. Jim Webb will not have to declare his fundraising numbers until October because he waited until after the end of the second quarter to announce his presidential run.