Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that his campaign raised tens of millions in one day after he named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, CNN reports.
Biden said during a virtual fundraiser on Wednesday that his campaign raised $26 million in the 24 hours following the announcement.
"The response has been overwhelming. In the last 24 hours, we've raised $26 million. One hundred and fifty thousand of you (were) first-time contributors," he said. "It's really palpable, the excitement, because there's so much at stake."
The spike in contributions could help Biden best Trump’s money machine this quarter. The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee outraised Biden last month for the first time since he effectively clinched the nomination.
Biden and Harris make first joint appearance:
The Democratic ticket made its first joint appearance at a high school in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday.
“As somebody who has presented my fair share of arguments in court, the case against Donald Trump and Mike Pence is open and shut,” Harris, the former California attorney general, said at the event.
Trump, she said, “inherited the longest economic expansion in history, from Barack Obama and Joe Biden. And then, like everything else he inherited, he ran it straight into the ground.”
She also blamed him for the deaths caused by the coronavirus pandemic, comparing it with his attacks on Obama and Biden when they successfully prevented an ebola outbreak from exploding in the US.
“That is what’s called leadership,” she said. “But compare that to the moment we find ourselves in now.”
Polls favor Harris:
Nearly 90% of Democrats approve of Harris as the vice presidential nominee, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The poll found that 87% of Democrats and 37% of Republicans view Harris’ nomination as a “major milestone.”
The poll shows that 46% of voters would back Biden and Harris while 38% would back Trump and Pence.
The poll found that 56% of Americans have a favorable view of Harris, similar to Biden’s numbers, while 42% have a favorable view of Trump and 47% have a favorable view of Pence.