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Joe Biden raises $6.3 million in the first 24 hours of 2020 campaign

Former vice president Joe Biden
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Former Vice President Joe Biden raised $6.3 million during the first 24 hours of his 2020 presidential campaign, his campaign announced Friday.

The big picture: Biden raised more than any other candidate in the Democratic field over their first 24 hours, besting Beto O'Rourke ($6.1 million) and Sen. Bernie Sanders ($5.9 million). While the campaign said that 97% of its online donations were under $200 — with an average online donation of $41 — it's worth noting that Biden held a big-money fundraiser in Philadelphia on Thursday night, headed by Comcast executive David Cohen.

Go deeper: Every 2020 candidate's Q1 fundraising totals