Pete Buttigieg (L) and Joe Biden exchange words during a break in the second Democratic debate hosted by NBC News in Miami, June 27, 2019.
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Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden led the 2020 Democratic primary field in second-quarter fundraising, while the leading candidates entered July with a healthy store of cash, according to new campaign filings.
Buttigieg hauled in $24.9 million from April through June, the best in the field of about two dozen candidates. Biden took in the second most with about $22 million, followed by Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders with about $19.2 and $18 million in contributions, respectively.
For the fundraising totals, CNBC tracked individual contributions, a key way to gauge support for candidates. The exception is former Rep. John Delaney, the only candidate to self fund the vast majority of his campaign operation.
Sanders entered July with a $27.3 million war chest, the biggest among Democratic candidates. Buttigieg, the…