Joe BidenJoe BidenFive Findings from Vice Presidential Debate Harris accuses Trump of promoting electoral repression. Pence targets Biden for ISIS hostage and gets a family of executed helpers to debate MOREThe presidential campaign raised over $ 12 million on Wednesday following the debate between Vice President Pence and Biden̵
A Biden campaign official confirmed The Hill’s one day grand total, another boost for a campaign that suddenly poured cash into the final election day sprint.
Biden’s recent fundraiser spanned nearly $ 10 million in the three hours surrounding his first debate President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive Findings from the Vice Presidential Debate Harris accuses Trump of promoting electoral suppression. Pence targets Biden for ISIS hostage and gets a family of executed helpers to debate MORE on September 29th, a date he also broke his campaign’s one-hour fundraising record. But it was his August move when his campaign, Democratic National Committee, and joint fundraiser broke a month record by raising $ 364.5 million that established Biden as the late-fundraising juggernaut.
Harris also turned out to be a fundraiser for the campaign. Biden’s camp raised $ 48 million in the 48 hours after she was announced as his running mate.
Opening the fundraising spigot has helped the former vice president remove the once yawning cash advantage for President Trump and ultimately surpass it in terms of total cash on hand.
Biden’s new Flush campaign has used her donations to flash the airwaves and the internet with ads running nationally and in major swing states, and the Trump campaign for paid advertising on television and other platforms.
Wednesday’s Biden campaign was aided by record-breaking web traffic on IWillvote.com, which helped generate 18,000 new voting email requests in the past 24 hours. In addition, 35,000 “Truth Over Flies” flaps were sold for $ 10 each after a fly landed on Pence’s head during Wednesday’s debate and attracted viral internet attention.
While the debates have turned out to be a fundraising appeal for Biden’s camp, it is unclear how many more chances it will have of seizing such opportunities. Two remaining debates, slated for October 15 and October 22, were challenged as the Trump campaign spat on the timing of events and whether they should be virtual in light of the president’s COVID-19 diagnosis has been.