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Biden Tells Donors He's Raised Almost $20M for Campaign

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Former Vice President Joe Biden (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 18 June 2019 01:32 PM

Former Vice President Joe Biden told supporters at a Manhattan fundraiser he has received donations from 360,000 people, with an average contribution size of $55, The Hill reported.

That amounts to nearly $20 million, which would be the largest fundraising total disclosed by any 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.

In the first quarter of this year, before Biden entered the race, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reported raising $18.2 million, while Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said she had received $12 million from donors during the same time period.

The second quarter of the year covers the period between April 1 and June 30, and candidates have until July 15 to report those fundraising totals.

Biden, who is one of the most proficient fundraisers in the Democratic primary race, is expected to raise as much as $25 million in the second quarter.

In just the first 24 hours after he announced his candidacy in April, Biden's campaign announced he had received $6.3 million in donations.

Biden told his supporters at the Manhattan event, which was a $2,800-per-person fundraiser, that those who have contributed to his campaign in such large numbers have "allowed me to be able to compete in a way that I've never been able to before," according to The Hill.

Other Democratic candidates are also expected to report significant fundraising totals for the second quarter, with South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg reportedly raising $7 million in April alone.

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Amounting to nearly $20 million, former Vice President Joe Biden told supporters at a Manhattan fundraiser he has received donations from 360,000 people, with an average contribution size of $55, according to The Hill.
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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 01:32 PM
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