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Andrew Yang nearly quadrupled his fundraising haul this quarter

Andrew Yang isn't just having fun anymore.

The 2020 longshot has started looking a lot less like a longshot over the past few weeks as he beats out senators and governors for debate spots and in primary polls. And his $10 million third quarter fundraising haul, which he revealed Wednesday, only seals the deal.

Yang's third-quarter fundraising dwarfs the $2.8 million he'd raised in the previous quarter, and similarly crushes the totals from some longtime politicians running for the presidency. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced he'd pulled in $6 million during the third quarter and is still considered to be a serious contender in the race, while Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) said he'd raised $2.1 million. Yang isn't even far behind Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who had an $11.6 haul.

Still, Yang's total finds him far behind Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who had a recordbreaking quarter with $25.3 million raised, he announced Tuesday. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg nearly doubled Yang's total with $19 million, and frontrunners Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have yet to reveal what they took in.

Yang, meanwhile, seems the opposite of concerned. Kathryn Krawczyk