Biden sets fundraising record with $383m in September18 October 2020 AFP, Washington
Joe Biden smashed his own monthly fundraising record by taking in $383 million in September for his presidential campaign, thanks mainly to a flood of donations after his first debate with President Donald Trump.
Trump lagged far behind last month with $248 million.
Besides the debate, a chaotic clash in which Trump constantly spoke over and interrupted Biden, Democrats were also moved to dig deep into their pockets because of the death of progressive Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Democratic candidate Biden leads Trump nationally by double digits in the frenzied homestretch to the November 3 election.
Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon said Wednesday the $383 million figure was a record and included $203 million raised from online donors.