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Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign raised $46.7 million in March, with 70% of funding coming via online donations as coronavirus lockdowns began to take hold, per a Federal Election Commission filing published Monday.

Why it matters: It's the former vice president's best monthly total of the presidential campaign. But he needs to raise much more to catch up to President Trump's campaign. Biden is $187 million behind Trump and the Republican National Committee, per the New York Times.

  • Biden and the "Democratic Party could raise almost $1 million every single day between now and November, and he would still barely catch up to what President Trump and the Republican Party had in the bank at the start of April — let alone what Mr. Trump will have by Election Day," the Times notes.

By the numbers: Trump's SEC filing shows he raised $13.6 million in March, ending the month with $98.5 million cash on hand. But that excludes the $240 million that the Trump/RNC re-election effort reported this month.

Go deeper: Bloomberg spent $1 billion on 104-day presidential campaign

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Biden's notes reveal his thinking on Harris: "Do not hold grudges"

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers a speech at the William Hicks Anderson Community Center, in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

An AP photographer snapped a picture of former Vice President Joe Biden at a news conference clutching a collection of notes with references to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) Tuesday.

What it matters: The photo captures five talking points on Biden's potential running mate: "Do not hold grudges. Campaigned with me & Jill. Talented. Great help to campaign. Great respect for her."

Biden campaign calls Trump's failure to raise Russian bounties with Putin "despicable"

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Joe Biden's campaign on Wednesday said it was "absolutely despicable" that President Trump failed to confront Vladimir Putin with intelligence indicating Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Driving the news: The president told "Axios on HBO" that he never raised the issue with his Russian counterpart, despite speaking to Putin at least eight times since intelligence about the alleged bounties was reportedly included in the President's Daily Brief in late February.

Barr: "I have no reason to think" that 2020 election will be rigged

Attorney General Bill Barr told the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that he has "no reason to think" the 2020 presidential election will be rigged.

Why it matters: President Trump has claimed, without evidence, that widespread mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic would rig the election against him. Barr did add that he believes there is a "high risk" of voter fraud due to "the wholesale conversion of election to mail-in voting."