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.