Biden says he raised $46M in March

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE’s (D) campaign raised more than $46 million in March as Biden clinched the title of presumptive presidential nominee for the Democratic Party.

The amount makes March Biden’s best fundraising month of the campaign, Politico noted.

A press release from Biden’s campaign indicated that the former vice president raised $46.7 million for the month, just barely beating the $46.5 million raised by his closest competitor for the nomination, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.), in February. Sanders dropped out of the race earlier this month.


“It was your support which has made us the presumptive nominee of our party. That is something no one was predicting just a little over a month ago. Many of the so-called experts had declared our campaign over. Not you. You and so many others lifted us up on your shoulders, generated record levels of turnout, and propelled us in state after state to a historic comeback victory,” Biden wrote to supporters in a message accompanying the press release.

“Now I am especially proud to say that every one of our primary opponents has endorsed our campaign. We are leading a unified Democratic Party to take on Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE,” he added.


Biden’s fundraising haul comes as he has been forced to suspend in-person campaign events due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has prevented large public gatherings across the country.

— Updated April 21