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Amy Klobuchar's presidential bid boosted by fundraising spike

Klobuchar more than doubled her numbers from the previous quarter.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar's presidential campaign announced its fourth quarter fundraising total Friday, which more than doubles that of the last quarter.

Klobuchar raised $11.4 million in the fourth quarter, compared to $4.8 million in the third quarter. According to a news release, Klobuchar’s average donation was $32.

“Our campaign has seen a massive surge in grassroots support and this has allowed us to make critical campaign investments,” said Amy For America Campaign Manager Justin Buoen in a statement.

Amid the Democratic field, Klobuchar was the sixth highest fundraiser in the fourth quarter. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders saw the highest total at $34.5 million, according to CBS.

Other candidates ahead of Klobuchar in the fourth quarter are former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and businessman Andrew Yang, respectively.

President Donald Trump fundraised more than any one Democratic candidate, at $46 million. 

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Klobuchar also announced her campaign has doubled staffing in Iowa and New Hampshire ahead of the first-in-the-nation caucus and primary.

According to FiveThirtyEight, Klobuchar has an average polling percentage of 7 percent in recent Iowa polls as of Jan. 5.

Klobuchar will appear on the debate stage on Jan. 14. So far, Biden, Buttigieg, Sanders and Warren have also qualified, according to the Washington Post

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