Joe Biden raised $15.2 million for his presidential campaign over the last three months, while President Donald Trump received a record $125 million at the same time.
Biden’s campaign announced on Thursday, Oct. 3, that the former vice president has raised $36.7 million since entering the race in April.
President Trump reacted to Biden’s fundraising number by saying “Wow, Sleepy Joe Biden only raised $15 million in Q3. My campaign raised that in 72 hours – THANK YOU!”
In the days following the announcement of the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry, the Trump campaign raised $15 million in small-dollar donations and gained tens of thousands of new donors.
“UPDATE: We have now raised almost $15 million in small dollar donations (including 50,000 NEW donors) since @SpeakerPelosi started this impeachment charade 72 hrs ago! Unbelievable numbers!!” Eric Trump announced.
“Keep it going — you and the dems are handing @realDonaldTrump the win in 2020!” he added.
UPDATE: We have now raised almost $15 million in small dollar donations (including 50,000 NEW donors) since @SpeakerPelosi started this impeachment charade 72 hrs ago! Unbelievable numbers!! Keep it going — you and the dems are handing @realDonaldTrump the win in 2020! 🤛👍🇺🇸
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 27, 2019
Among top Democratic presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg bested Biden during the third fundraising quarter, announcing this week that they raised $25.3 million and $19.1 million repectively. California Sen. Kamala Harris raised $11.6 million and Elizabeth Warren has not yet announced her fundraising figures.
With Iowa’s caucuses looming in February, a sense of urgency is growing among the candidates as the primary contest turns into a fierce battle for a limited pool of cash.
President Trump and the Republican National Committee (RNC), meanwhile, have a huge cash advantage. the RNC announced Tuesday that they collectively raised $125 million for Trump’s re-election.
Includes reporting from The Associated Press