Cory Booker raised $500,000 in the last 48 hours, his campaign manager said this morning.
That gives the New Jersey Senator 29% of what he needs to raise over the next eight days.
Addisu Demissie announced on Saturday that Booker would be forced to end his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination if the campaign couldn’t raise $1.7 million by the end of September.
That has led to a surge in weened fundraising.
“We just crossed $500,000 raised since Saturday at 8am. Just under $1.2M to go,” Demissie said in a tweet.
Demissie said on Saturday that without hitting their September fundraising goals, “we do not see a legitimate long-term path forward.”
The New Jersey senator has struggled to find a place in the crowded field. He has polled in single digits, behind Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.
A Monmouth University poll this week put Booker in 4th place in his home state of New Jersey, with just 9% among Democrats.
In an Iowa Poll released on Saturday night, Booker was at 3% among Democratic caucusgoers.Cory Booker 92119 memo