Democratic presidential contender and author Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson touts endorsements for progressive congressional candidates The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Warren becomes latest 2020 rival to back Biden The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden looks to stretch lead in Tuesday contests MORE said Thursday that her campaign raised $3 million in the third fundraising quarter, topping her second-quarter haul.
“We made about $3 million,” Williamson said in an interview with Yahoo Finance.
Williamson’s campaign raked in $1.5 million during the second quarter.
News of Williamson’s fundraising total comes as other candidates like Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D) announced their campaigns raised $25.3 million and $19.2 million in the third quarter, respectively.
Businessman 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 brought in $10 million, while Sens. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-N.J.) and Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetSome realistic solutions for income inequality Democratic senators kneel during moment of silence for George Floyd 21 senators urge Pentagon against military use to curb nationwide protests MORE (D-Colo.) raised $6 million and $2.1 million, respectively.
Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE and 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.) have yet to announce their third-quarter fundraising.
Williamson appeared to acknowledge her total was on the smaller side, but said it speaks to the support her long-shot candidacy has garnered.
“It’s so obscene, the part that money plays on our political system,” she said. “Most of us live in a universe where $3 million is like a big deal. In presidential fundraising, it’s like she just squeaked by.”
“But 3 million dollars definitely says there are a lot of people out there saying you still and you keep going, and I appreciate that so much,” she added.
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Williamson has garnered attention due to her unconventional campaign style. She earned the title of most searched for candidate during the second Democratic debate in July after her comments about reparations, poverty and “dark psychic forces” drew rounds of applause from the debate-hall audience.
However, Williamson has since lagged in the polls and did not qualify for the September and October debates.