Reports for money raised through Sunday night are not due until April 15, but some candidates are previewing their totals.
“This is just a preliminary analysis, but our team’s initial report shows we raised over $7 million dollars in Q1 of this year,” Buttigieg said in his predawn tweet. “We (you) are out-performing expectations at every turn. I’ll have a more complete analysis later, but until then: a big thank you to all our supporters.”
A spokeswoman for Buttigieg, who announced an exploratory committee on Jan. 23, said he would provide more details later in the day.
Buttigieg’s total is likely to lag some in the field but exceed expectations for a politician who was largely unknown nationally at the time he entered the race.
Beto O’Rourke, the former congressman from Texas, has said he raised more than $6 million during his first day as a candidate, edging out a one-day total announced a few weeks earlier by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).