Biden’s massive fundraiser in September, backed by more than $ 203 million from online donors, is the latest stroke of luck for the Democratic campaign that roared before Trump’s political machine that fall. It is a role reversal compared to the spring when Trump started the general election with a nine-figure lead over the former vice president.
But Biden’s pace of donations over the past few months, sparked by his selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate in August, has helped him gain the cash advantage.
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg led to another massive fundraising period for Democrats. In the days following her death, donors donated over $ 100 million through ActBlue, the party’s widely used online donation platform. Biden was a major beneficiary, but the donations also went to Democratic Senate candidates, who are also posting record-breaking donations for the third quarter.
And Biden’s September totals were increased at the last minute during the first presidential debate on September 29, when the Biden campaign raised $ 10 million from 9 p.m. onwards. until midnight. That included the largest hour-long donation during 10pm. Hour when they raised $ 3.8 million. Biden followed suit with his best day yet on September 30, the last day of the month, for grossing more than $ 21 million.
Now Biden is putting his money advantage into advertising and clearly spending Trump at the end of the campaign.