Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced on Tuesday that his campaign raised $18.2 million in the first six weeks of his presidential bid, putting him at the top of the fundraising pack among 2020 contenders who have publicized donation totals. Fellow 2020 candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), meanwhile, said her campaign raised $12 million in the first three months of her bid. Harris received 218,000 contributions, with a $55 donation average. Sanders received 900,000 donations from 525,000 donors, averaging $20 apiece. On Monday, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg said his presidential campaign had raised more than $7 million since January. Candidates must report first-quarter fundraising by April 15.

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