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Biden Campaign Raises $364.5 Million in August

The campaign to elect Joe Biden, along with the Democratic National Committee and joint fundraising committees, raised $364.5 million in August, including a record $205 million for a single month of online fundraising, the campaign said.

“That figure blows me away,” Biden said in a statement, adding, “We have to keep breaking records if we want to ensure a fighting chance at winning this thing.”

Biden struggled to raise money early in the primary, with his meager intake dwarfed by President Donald Trumps daunting war chest. Things picked up for the former vice president when he became the presumptive nominee, and in July, he closed in on Trumps $300 million cash-on-hand.

The Democratic nominee urged supporters to continue donating to his campaign, saying, “But were not done yet, there is still much work to do in the 9 weeks ahead. Trumps money machine remains.”

In July, the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee, and joint fundraising committees hauled in $165 million, around $25 million more than Biden, the campaign said, bringing the presidents overall fundraising mark to $1.1 billion in the 2020 election cycle.

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President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination on the South Lawn of the White House on Aug. 27, 2020. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“The Presidents support continues to increase while Joe Biden just posted a down fundraising month from his basement,” Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said of Julys intake in a statement. The Trump campaign has yet to announce August fundraising figures, but his campaign recently acknowledged it was conserving money for after Labor Day.

The fact that the Biden-Harris ticket is flush with cash is already evident. On Monday, the campaign announced it would spend $45 million on a broadcast and digital campaign this week. The 60-second spot features an excerpt from Bidens Monday speech in Pittsburgh when he pushed back on Trumps efforts to portray him as a supporter of the violence and unrest that has erupted in cities such as Portland, Oregon, and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The battle for the White House between Trump and Biden has recently placed in its crosshairs the question of who can keep Americans safe after recent protests and riots have taken violent and sometimes deadly turns. A 17-year-old from Illinois has been charged with killing two men during the mayhem in Kenosha, while amid protest-related clashes in Portland, a Trump supporter was shot to death.

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Portland police hold back Chandler Pappas who was with the victim of a fatal shooting as he reacts in minutes after the incident, in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 29, 2020. (Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

Trump has blamed Biden for siding with “anarchists,” who the president has argued are responsible for hijacking legitimate protests.

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