Andrew YangAndrew YangGeorge Floyd protests show corporations must support racial and economic equality Andrew Yang discusses his universal basic income pilot program Andrew Yang on the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis MORE’s presidential campaign raised more than $4 million in the final week of December as the entrepreneur works to break out of the 2020 primary field’s middle tier.
“This is YOU #YangGang! Nothing can stop us! I am pumped for the days ahead and you are giving us the chance to change the course of history. Let’s do it!” Yang tweeted just after midnight Wednesday morning
This is YOU #YangGang! Nothing can stop us! I am pumped for the days ahead and you are giving us the chance to change the course of history. Let’s do it! pic.twitter.com/gfLx3Ah0ZA
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) January 1, 2020
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His campaign did not say how many donors contributed, nor did it specify the average contribution size.
Yang on Dec. 23 set a goal of raising $3 million by the end of the year to help prepare for the debates, boost staff and purchase advertisements.
His campaign raised $10 million in the third quarter, trailing several top-tier candidates but surpassing other White House hopefuls.
Yang has demonstrated unexpected staying power in the 2020 race, outlasting senators and governors who entered the race with higher name recognition but have since withdrawn. He is running in seventh place in the RealClearPolitics polling average of presidential candidates.
Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) is the only other contender who has hinted at her fourth-quarter fundraising, saying in an email to supporters last week that she had raised $17 million since the beginning of October.
Updated at 9:34 a.m. on Jan. 1