The amount far exceeds the $ 154 million that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raised in September 2016.
According to campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon, Biden now has $ 432 million in the bank to keep his campaign going in the last month of the race.
Trump had a significant cash-on-hand edge for much of the campaign. This is the amount of money that is available for a campaign. However, a combination of heavy spending and increased donations sparked by the Democratic National Convention, and Sen. Kamala Harris̵
In a video announcing the September number, Biden shared the news with a grassroots supporter named Trimicka.
“This is more money than I’ve ever raised in my entire life,” he said. “I’m really humble about it.”
Over half of the money raised – $ 203 million – came from online donors, O’Malley Dillon said, and the campaign added 1.1 million new donors in the last month alone, 20% of their 5.5 million total Corresponds to donors throughout the campaign.
The average contribution was $ 44.
The Trump campaign has not yet announced its donation numbers for September.
While Biden struggled at times to compete financially with his rivals during the Democratic primary, that quickly changed when he was officially named a candidate. After a handful of good quarters in fundraising, Biden began closing the budget gap with the Trump campaign this summer.
Biden, along with the Democratic National Committee and Joint Committees, ended August with $ 466 million in cash, while Trump and the Republican National Committee had $ 325 million.