Biden Reports $383 Million September Fundraising Haul

Campaign manager warns that the race 'is far closer' than some think
October 15, 2020 Updated: October 15, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign and associated Democratic efforts brought in $383 million in September, Biden announced late on Oct. 14.

“That’s more than I’ve ever raised in my whole life,” Biden, 77, said in a phone call released by his campaign. Because of the huge haul, the campaign now has $432 million on hand.

“I’m really humbled by it.”

The bulk of the money came in online, according to Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon, who warned that the race to beat President Donald Trump is close.

“Early voting is already underway in many states. Millions of voters have already cast their ballots. But there is still a long way to go in this campaign, and we think this race is far closer than folks on this website think. Like a lot closer,” she said in a statement. “The next few weeks are going to be hard.”

The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee haven’t yet released their September fundraising numbers.

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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, Penn., on Oct. 13, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

The Trump campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request about when those figures would be made public.

Campaign finance disclosures for September are required to be filed by Oct. 20.

Trump insisted this week that his campaign isn’t running low on money, and even if that happens, he said he would pour his own money into the bid for a second term.

“Much of the money we have spent is on our ground game, said to be the best ever put together. I’ll let you know how good it is on November 3rd. Very expensive to do, but opportunity could be BIG! I will spend additional money if we are not spending enough!” Trump wrote in a tweet.

The Trump campaign didn’t respond when asked how much money it has in the bank and how much it has spent on its ground game.

Trump entered September with $325 million cash on hand, compared with the $466 million that Biden’s campaign reported.

Biden’s campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and joint fundraising committees raised more than $365 million in August. The Trump campaign and associated Republican efforts brought in $210 million for the month.

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