Biden touts large July fundraising haul of $140M

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Joe Biden’s presidential campaign says that it and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and their joint fundraising committees combined brought in $140 million in last month.

The Wednesday evening statement from the former vice president’s campaign also touted that they now have a hefty $294 million in cash on hand as of the end of July, an increase of $50 million in their coffers over the past month.

The $140 million hauled in during July is roughly equal to the $141 million the Biden campaign and the DNC raised in June, which was by far the campaign’s best monthly figure to date.

The Biden campaign – spotlighting its grassroots appeal – said that 97% of contributions in July were from grassroots donors and that the average online contribution was $34.77.

“The Biden campaign is on the march, building off the incredible momentum from this summer with another lights-out fundraising month, banking another $50 million for the final stretch to election day,” campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillion said in a statement.

The Biden campaign surge in fundraising the past couple of months has helped it narrow the Trump campaign’s once-massive cash on hand advantage. And it’s allowed the Biden campaign in recent weeks to match the Trump campaign in ad spending in the key general election battleground states.


Earlier Wednesday, the Biden campaign announced it would spend an eye-popping $280 million to run TV and digital commercials in 15 competitive states from Labor Day to Election Day.

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