Washington, June 16 (IANS) Former US Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) together raised over $80.8 million in May, their largest fundraising haul of the 2020 election cycle.
In a statement on Monday, Biden, who clinched the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this month, said that more than half of donors in May were new and the number of online donors has tripled since February, Xinhua news agency reported.
“In the last few weeks, more than 1.5 million new supporters have joined our campaign.”
Biden will face President Donald Trump in November’s presidential election.
The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) haven’t released their fundraising performance in May.
But on Monday, they said that they raked in a record $14 millions on Sunday – Trump’s 74th birthday.
Trump and the RNC raised a total of $61 million dollars in April, while Biden and the DNC brought in $60 million during the same month.
Besides, Trump and the RNC also have a total of $255 million in cash on the hand, compared with the approximately $100 million that Biden and DNC have in their coffers.