Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, pauses as he speaks to potential voters at a private residence in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, U.S., on Thursday, June 11, 2015.
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By Sam Frizell
July 15, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has raised $2 million in the first month of his campaign, his campaign announced Wednesday, trailing far behind his rivals for the Democratic nomination in fundraising efforts.

The two-term governor’s campaign said Wednesday that its total haul through the end of the first quarter on June 30 was $2 million, averaging about $65,000 per day since he announced a month earlier.

“In his first 30 days as a candidate, Governor Martin O’Malley held 15 public events in Iowa and New Hampshire and raised $2 million for our grassroots campaign,” said Bill Hyers, the senior campaign strategist on the O’Malley campaign. “He is setting the standard on key issues like climate change, debt-free college, Wall Street reform, and immigration by proposing bold, progressive ideas on how to rebuild the American Dream.”

O’Malley’s total haul reveals just how far he’ll have to go to win the nomination. A recent poll shows him with just 1% support in national polls, even as Sanders gains on Clinton.

O’Malley’s competitors for the Democratic nomination have far outpaced him in fundraising. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has raised $45 million, or well over $500,000 per day since launching her campaign in mid-April, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has brought in $15 million, or around $250,000 per day. Sanders raised $1.5 million in a single day of fundraising after announcing his campaign.

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