Fundraising

Biden performs well with low-dollar donors

Former Vice President Joe Biden
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It was expected that former Vice President Joe Biden would do well with the same big-dollar donors once loyal to President Obama, but 97% of the overall contributions to Biden's presidential campaign came from those who donated less than $200, reports AP.

The big picture: Other 2020 candidates have rejected major fundraisers and boasted about their success with grassroots fundraising. Biden's team is saying these recent numbers illustrate that not only can Biden compete with other Democratic candidates, but also with President Trump's strong campaigning efforts, per AP.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock raises $1M in first 24 hours of 2020 campaign

Gov. Steve Bullock
Gov. Steve Bullock. Photo: William Campbell/Getty Images

Gov. Steve Bullock's presidential campaign said that the Montana Democrat raised $1 million in the first 24 hours following the launch, securing contributions from all 50 states.

Details: Wednesday's announcement did not clarify the number of donors who contributed to his campaign, a figure required to qualify for the Democratic primary debates. Galia Slayen, Bullock's campaign spokesperson, said details about the governor's fundraising would be available "soon," per CNN. Next up: Bullock plans to travel to Iowa on Thursday.

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