Biden seems to have out raised Bernie Sanders by more than a million with a week or two to go till the end of the month….
“We’ve raised a great deal of money,” Mr. Biden said.
The Biden campaign declined to comment on its fund-raising totals or say whether the figures Mr. Biden revealed were accurate. It had previously only announced raising $6.3 million in his first 24 hours as a candidate.
Mr. Biden still has two full weeks remaining in the second quarter to gather checks from large donors. He has more finance events in New York scheduled for Tuesday, and a big West Coast swing to the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle to close out the month following next week’s first Democratic debate.
In the first quarter of the year, the only two Democrats to raise more than $10 million were Mr. Sanders of Vermont ($18.2 million) and Senator Kamala Harris of California ($12 million). Mr. Biden entered the race in late April, after the first-quarter deadline had passed….
Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign raked in more than $500,000 in donations during a record-breaking fundraiser at the Manhattan townhouse of billionaire hedge fund manager Jim Chanos, according to a report on Tuesday.
The loot from Monday night’s Upper East Side soiree is still being counted, but is already said to be a record for a single candidate at a Big Apple residence fundraiser, Fox Business reported.
The crowd of 180 was made up of folks from both sides of the aisle, including Sen. Al D’Amato (R-NY), billionaire businessman and talk show host John Catsimatidis and other New York City Republicans, as well as local real estate barons and Wall Street fat cats.
Guests were said to have paid up to $2,800 per person to attend…