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In the midst of attacks from rivals, Biden holds top-dollar fundraisers, and notes at $20M haul

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Joe Biden remains the clear frontrunner in the race for the democratic presidential nomination. And it seems that the former Vice President is also the leader in the race for campaign cash.

“We raised a lot of money,” Biden said on Monday evening in a top-dollar fundraiser in New York City.

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Biden teased that his campaign contributions of 360,000 people, with an average donation of $55. To do the math and that works out to $19.8 million.

This comes two weeks after Biden, the number of individual donors for his campaign, told Fox News appeared to reveal for the first time, “we had over 300,000 individual employees. Average contribution is under $200.”

The Biden campaign not elaborate further on the former Vice President’s latest fundraising comments. The campaign announced that soon after Biden a record level of $6.3 million in its first 24 hours as a presidential candidate jumped in the race, which they received.

A nearly $would hit 20 million haul, fundraising in the first quarter-numbers of his rivals for the democratic presidential nomination. Biden declared his candidacy at the end of April, much later than many of the other leading Democratic White house hopefuls, and after the completion of the first quarter of fundraising.

Sen Bernie Sanders of Vermont topped those numbers in the first quarter, hauling in $18.2 million in the first 41 days of his campaign. Sr., Kamala Harris of California, brought in $12 million in the first three months of the year, followed by former Rep. Beto O’rourke of Texas in the case of $9.4 million, and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at $7.1 million.

Fundraising, far from it, then-Sen. Biden cycles ‘ s wheelhouse in his unsuccessful White house runs in 1988 and 2008 presidential. But so far, the third time appears to be the charm, as Biden is to make a lot of money, both in the traditional fundraisers with deep-pocketed donors-and the he opened, to the reporting of the media in a movement for transparency — as well as through online contributions.

Biden said on Monday evening that the donations this time has “allowed me to be able to compete, in a way, that I was never able to before.”

Biden’s new comments come less than two weeks until the end of the second quarter of fundraising. Like some of its competitors, Biden’s picked up the fundraising pace, if the deadline is approaching.

On Monday evening he attended a finance event in Manhattan on the Upper East Side, the home of Jim Chanos, the founder and President of a prominent short-selling investment firm called Kynikos Associates.

With almost 180 guests, and raised a contribution of $2.800, – per person Biden around $500,000. The candidate will headline two more fundraisers in Manhattan on Tuesday with the first event bringing an estimated $280,000. There are no direct head was the number of participants at the second fundraiser.

But Biden, incoming fire from rivals over his top-dollar fundraising events is also be taken.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who criticized Biden in the past for meetings with big donors, zinged him again on Monday evening on Twitter, as they touted their grassroots fundraising. “I don’t spend time at fancy fundraisers. Instead, I spend my time meeting voters and thanking grassroots donors who chip in what you can. You donate $3 to my campaign, and you might get a call from me, thank you!!!” the populist senator from Massachusetts wrote.

In an E-Mail to supporters last month, Sanders ‘ campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, wrote that Biden’s “raises great sums of money to a large Fund-raising events around the country. And these are not grassroots fundraising events.”

Such attacks could be delivered in person next week, as both Biden and Sanders on the same stage during the first round of the Democratic primary debates.

Buttigieg, meanwhile, is also the intensification of its fundraising efforts, if canceled this week’s planned fundraising events in New York City and California, after he to work hurried back to South Bend after a deadly police shooting a black man by the police.is

The one-time long shot for the nomination, who raised fluctuated in the last few months, so a lot of money in April — $ 7 million — he had the first three months of his campaign.

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You are holding top dollar events, Biden fundraising campaign to underscore their small-dollar online. They recently announced that their online posts and said, this kind of contributions did the lion’s share of the whopping $6.3 million increases, in the 24 hours after the former Vice President announced his candidacy.

Campaign cash, together with polling, power is an important metric to measure a candidate’s popularity and his or her campaign strong. Fundraising dollars can be used by campaigns, hire staff, build grassroots outreach efforts, travel, and pay for ads.

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