Together, these surges are part of a global trend that has seen Biden ride a wave of support from Democratic donors giving small amounts online, overtake President Donald Trump in fundraising and campaign spending over the years. last months. The Democrat recently eclipsed the president in terms of total cash in the bank, and the Biden campaign used that advantage to spend more than the Trump campaign on paid advertising on TV and other platforms.
It’s a surprising role reversal for both campaigns, as Trump started the spring with a huge financial edge, while Biden came out of the Democratic primary contest almost broken.
So far, none of the presidential campaigns have released September fundraising figures. But someone familiar with Biden’s total confirmed to POLITICO that it would surpass his August total, when the Biden campaign, Democratic National Committee and affiliated fundraising committees raised a record 365 million dollars. dollars in a single month.
Even the infamous rogue fly that landed on Pence’s head turned into a slot machine for the Biden campaign on Wednesday night. After the wayward bug garnered intense attention online, Biden’s campaign reacted swiftly, buying the website domain “flywillvote.com”, which redirected him to his voter registration site “I Will Vote ”.
The page, which is funded by the Democratic National Committee, recorded some of its highest web traffic to date, leading to 18,000 mail-in vote requests in the past 24 hours. Thursday, the campaign had already sold its new fly swatter “Truth over Flys”. A Biden campaign confirmed that they sold 35,000 at $ 10 a piece.
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to questions about whether it would release fundraising totals associated with Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate. The Trump campaign also did not share their totals from the first debate.