Aug 12, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Biden campaign raises $26 million in 24 hours after announcing Harris as running mate

Kamala Harris watches Joe Biden speak at a podium
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden's campaign announced on Wednesday that it raised $26 million in the 24 hours after revealing Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential pick.

Why it matters: The cash influx signals that Harris has helped the Democratic presidential campaign pick up steam. Nearly 150,000 contributors were first-time donors, according to the campaign statement.

The state of play: The Trump campaign said in a statement it surpassed the billion-dollar threshold with a cycle haul of $1.1 billion to date.

  • The Biden campaign, the Democratic National Committee and their joint fundraising committees, announced they raised $140 million in July, with $294 million on hand — a $50 million increase over the past month.
  • Yes, but: Biden out-raised Trump in May and June.

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