The Biden for President campaign announced on Wednesday that it had raised $71 million in the third quarter of 2020 as part of its reelection effort. This is the largest haul for a Democratic presidential candidate since the launch of the Federal Election Commission in 1975.
The money raised now puts the Biden for President campaign on track to raise and spend a record $1 billion as President Biden heads into the 2020 general election. The campaign also said that it and the Democratic National Committee have over 17 million donors that have helped raise over $364 million since March of 2019. The campaign has also said that its average donation is $22.
The impressive fundraising totals have allowed the campaign to expand into multiple states. It has added staff in 13 states across the country, including crucial battleground states like Florida, Georgia, and Arizona. It has also opened offices in some of these states and invested in significantly more outreach efforts to support the staff expansion.
The Biden for President campaign said that the latest fundraising haul shows that the American people have its President’s back and that the millions of donations will allow for the campaign to wage a successful reelection effort. The campaign and the DNC have said that they are ready to use the funds collected to compete with their Republican opponents.