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Joe Biden's campaign says it raised $21.5 million in Q2

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Former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 campaign said Wednesday that it raised $21.5 million during the second quarter of 2019 from over 256,000 donors.

The big picture: Biden's haul falls solidly in the middle of the Democratic heavy-hitters for this cycle who have announced their second-quarter totals so far — behind Mayor Pete Buttigieg's $24.8 million and ahead of Bernie Sanders' $18 million. However, Biden only jumped into the race in the middle of the quarter on April 25.

By the numbers: In a press release, Biden's campaign touted that it had received over 436,000 donations.

  • It noted an average donation of $49.
  • It said 97% of all donations were from grassroots donors.

What to watch: Confident 2020 Democrats will continue to release their second-quarter numbers as the FEC's July 15 fundraising disclosure deadline approaches.

Go deeper: Bernie Sanders' campaign says it raised $18 million in Q2