Joe Biden’s marketing campaign stated Wednesday that he raised $21.5 million between the time he joined the race April 25 and the tip of June, drawing one of many largest quarterly hauls reported by a Democratic candidate within the primaries.
The quantity raised by the previous vice chairman in the course of the practically 10 weeks he has been within the presidential race reveals his fundraising prowess within the early phases of the crowded Democratic major, the place he holds a lead over his rivals.
However Biden’s haul trailed behind the quantity raised by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a newcomer to nationwide politics who introduced that he raised $24.eight million within the second quarter. Biden joined the race three weeks after the reporting interval started April 1.
Biden outraised Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who was the highest raiser within the first quarter. Sanders reported elevating $18 million in contributions to his presidential marketing campaign within the second quarter and transferred one other $6 million from different accounts.
Candidates have till July 15 to file fundraising reviews with the Federal Election Fee, however these with spectacular numbers usually share their totals quickly after 1 / 4 ends. Sunday was the ultimate day of the second quarter.
Biden posted the largest first-day figures among the many Democratic candidates, drawing $6.three million within the first 24 hours of his launch, per his marketing campaign.
On June 17, Biden instructed at a non-public fundraiser that his marketing campaign had raised about $19.eight million. If his estimate then was true, it signifies that within the last 13 days of June, when he and different candidates had been making an intensified push to drive up their quarterly fundraising figures, his marketing campaign drew in lower than $2 million — far lower than the quantity he raised on the primary day of his marketing campaign launch.
Compared, the marketing campaign of Sen. Kamala D. Harris (Calif.), a standout performer in final week’s Democratic debate, stated she raised $2 million in on-line donations within the 24 hours after the talk.
Nonetheless, Biden leads his Democratic rivals of their bid to grow to be the occasion’s presidential nominee.
Biden continues to indicate broad help amongst Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, in response to a new Washington Submit-ABC Information survey.
In an electronic mail to supporters, Biden introduced Wednesday that he acquired 436,000 donations from 245,000 donors. The common donation was $49, the marketing campaign stated. The variety of donations, donors and the common contribution will not be independently verifiable by federal filings.
Biden’s marketing campaign stated he reimbursed cash raised towards his basic election. Counting basic election figures can inflate a candidate’s quarterly fundraising numbers.
The marketing campaign didn’t disclose its money available on the finish of the quarter.
Sen. Michael F. Bennet (D-Colo.) informed Politico on Wednesday he raised $2.eight million for his presidential marketing campaign and transferred one other $700,000 from his Senate committee.
The remainder of the Democratic candidates haven’t launched their figures forward of the federal submitting deadline.