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New Hampshire Democratic primary: Who leads in Granite State fundraising?

Brittany De Lea

After the first votes of the 2020 election resulted in chaos and confusion in Iowa, Democratic candidates are looking ahead to the New Hampshire primary Tuesday in hopes of securing the state’s 24 delegates.

While 24 delegates is not a lot, the race has historically been a big deal. As noted by Vox, no major-party nominee has won in modern history without coming at least second in New Hampshire.

Independent, or undeclared, voters in New Hampshire are more prevalent than those registered to either major political party. And candidates have not skimped on spending in hopes of swaying those individuals.

SANDERS GOES AFTER BUTTIGIEG FOR BILLIONAIRE DONORS AMID FIGHT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE 

SANDERS, BUTTIGIEG ARE WINNING THE 2020 CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISING RACE

According to data from OpenSecrets.org, Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has raised the most in the state.

Here’s a look at fundraising totals as compiled by the publication.

Sanders: $535,000

Buttigieg: $406,000

Warren: $321,000

Biden: $238,000

Klobuchar: $126,000

Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg is not participating in early voting states, but he plans to double spending on television ads in every market where he is currently spending.

Recent polls put Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden in the lead in New Hampshire. A Suffolk University poll has Sanders in the lead by nine points, while a Saint Anselm College Survey has Biden and Sanders tied for the first place spot.

In the 2020 race overall, Sanders is leading the fundraising effort, followed by Buttigieg.

Meanwhile, the Iowa caucuses – which took place Monday – had not yet been conclusively called as of Friday afternoon. According to the latest results, Former Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg has a slight lead over Sanders. About 97 percent of precincts have reported. Problems began after reporting methods – including a new app – failed. On Monday night, candidates were largely left in the dark as to their standing.

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