Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden revealed his campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raked in $364 million in August alone, including a record-breaking $205 million from online, small-dollar donations.
“In August, together, we raised $364.5 million. That figure blows me away. And we raised it the right way, from people across the country stepping up to own a piece of this campaign, investing in the future we want to see for our kids and grandkids,” Biden said on Wednesday.
He added, “But we’re not done yet, there is still much work to do in the 9 weeks ahead. Trump’s money machine remains, and it’s bolstered by outside, dark money — not grassroots donors like all of you. And you better believe they will pour it all into attacks and smears against me, against Kamala, and against our campaign.”
The campaign claimed a President Donald Trump Super PAC committed $30 million to new ads “full of lies.”
According to the campaign, more than 1.5 million Americans pledged their first donation to Biden last month, and 95% of those donations were from grassroots supporters.
He has now acquired more than 4 million donors.
“So we have to keep pushing the limits of what we thought was possible. We have to keep breaking records if we want to ensure a fighting chance at winning this thing,” Biden said.
He continued, “So I have to ask, because there is not a moment to spare, can you help me keep this going? Can we bring this same momentum into the final two months? Because we will need every drop of it, and every dollar, to beat Donald Trump.”
Last month, Trump pulled ahead of Biden and maintained a financial advantage over him after he pulled in $165 million in July compared to the former vice president’s $140 million, as IJR previously reported.