Among many of the working-class professions that Sanders dominates, Buttigieg is right behind him. He overlaps with Sanders in many instances — taking in similar sums from managers, salespeople and pharmacists — while also bringing in massive hauls from well-compensated donors.
Buttigieg has traveled from coast to coast to woo wealthy donors, recently headlining a Los Angeles fundraiser with actress and musician Mandy Moore and planning a $2,800-per-ticket fundraiser on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with philanthropist Agnes Gund.
Of all the money actors gave to 2020 Democrats, one-quarter went to Buttigieg alone thanks to his numerous Hollywood fundraisers. He is also by far the most popular with interior designers and architects. The sheer number of fundraisers Buttigieg hosts helps him finish in the top five with nearly every occupation.
Buttigieg, Biden and Harris have relied on big-ticket fundraisers so far, drawing more than half of their campaign dollars from those giving more than $200 and taking in thousands of maximum $2,800 contributions.
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