Biden Leads in Money Raised in Pennsylvania, With Sanders Close Second

If the economy is your main concern this election, then Biden is the better choice, writes Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics in West Chester.

Joe Biden is leading the pack of Democratic presidential candidates in money raised in Pennsylvania, with Bernie Sanders a close second, write Jonathan Lai and Andrew Seidman for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg still remain competitive in the Keystone State.

The four Democratic candidates together received $9.9 million from donors last year. This is more than two-thirds of the nearly $14.4 million in total donated by Pennsylvanians to Democratic candidates.

Biden, whose campaign headquarters is in Philadelphia, received $3.1 million from Pennsylvania mostly through large-dollar fund-raisers. However, he also had the smallest donor base of all the four candidates.

Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, received almost $3 million from a massive pool of individual donors.

Warren, a Massachusetts senator, came in third with more than $2 million. Warren, who eschews big fund-raising events, also relied on a large pool of individual donors.

Finally, Buttigieg managed to take in more than $1.8 million from a combination of small and large donations. His number of individual donors was higher than Biden’s but lower than Warren’s and Sanders’.

Read more about the money race in Pennsylvania at The Philadelphia Inquirer by clicking here.

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