This election season has been very challenging for the Democrats for a number of reasons.
The first and obvious reason is that whoever wins is going against President Trump who is literally making American great again!
But it's also been difficult since practically every candidate is just like the rest as far as their policies so. It's like they feed off of each other and if they see that their demographic likes that idea, then they adopt it, too. Now you have two candidates that are exactly the same policy-wise. So it's difficult for Democrats so find a clear cut winner in this election.
With the splits between the Democrats, on the far left you have your candidates like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang. Closer toward the middle, you have Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg.
It was a bit of a surprise when Buttigieg started climbing his way up to the top ranks, but his fundraising numbers prove that he's no joke and deserves to be in the top tier of the Democrats.
According to Breitbart,
In a memo from campaign manager Mike Schmuhl, Buttigieg’s campaign said Wednesday it had received more than 2 million contributions from over 733,000 people and had raised $76 million since he launched his bid for president. It’s a notable feat for the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana — Buttigieg gave up the position Wednesday when his successor was sworn in.
Buttigieg has come under fire for holding big-dollar fundraisers with wealthy donors that, until recently, he kept private. But in the fundraising announcement, Buttigieg’s campaign touted that its average contribution was about $38. And the big-dollar fundraisers have paid off — Buttigieg’s 2019 fourth-quarter haul is far beyond the $19.2 million he raised during the third quarter of the year.
Buttigieg is solidly sitting in 4th place in national polling, holding down 8.3% of the vote according to Real Clear Politics.