Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Wednesday evening that his campaign had raised $26 million in the 24 hours since he named Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, Report says, citing Gazeta.ru.
"The response has been overwhelming. In the last 24 hours, we've raised $26 million. One hundred and fifty thousand of you (were) first-time contributors," Biden said at a virtual grassroots fundraiser. "It's really palpable, the excitement because there's so much at stake."
The announcement came just hours after Biden and Harris appeared together for the first time as running mates and a day after the former vice president named Harris, a senator from California and former presidential candidate, as his vice presidential pick.
The spike in donations could potentially help the two Democratic candidates eventually match or beat the August fundraising haul of President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee. Last week, CNN reported that Trump's campaign and the RNC had bested Biden and the Democratic National Committee's fundraising haul in July. Still, the money gap between the two camps has mostly closed.
Trump's campaign and the RNC announced last week that their joint fundraising committees had raised more than $165 million in July. That bests Biden and the DNC's haul of $140 million last month.