Aug 18, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Biden team launches fundraiser series, starting with Tom Hanks

Joe Biden giving remarks in Delaware. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Joe Biden and Tom Hanks held a virtual fundraiser together on Tuesday — collecting  $750,000 in 24 hours, per the campaign — that marks the first of a three-part fundraising series they're calling "Grassroots Fest."

Why it matters: The Biden campaign continues to rake in cash, even before debating President Trump in September. 

  • And Biden is drawing even more eyes to his virtual events, as the campaign said that 10,000 people watched the event with Hanks.

Last week, the campaign raised $26 million in the first 24 hours after it announced Sen. Kamala Harris as Biden's running mate.

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