The election campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden and the National Committee of the Democratic Party of the United States in May collected almost $81 million, The Hill reports.
According to The Hill, this amount – $80.8 million – exceeds Biden’s previous monthly high of $79 million set in March.
Biden’s campaign notes that 50% of those who contributed in May are new donors. The average size of the online donation was $30.
The publication points out that fundraising for campaign needs has intensified again now after the April decline when due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the amount raised by Biden was $60.5 million.
However, the funds received in May are mainly the result of the creation of the Biden Victory Fund, a fundraising committee organized by the campaign headquarters of the former Vice President and the national committee of the Democratic Party. Their cooperation was announced in April.
The Hill notes that the election campaign of President Donald Trump and the National Committee of the Republican Party has not yet announced the amount raised in May.
In April, Trump’s campaign and the National Committee of the Republican Party collected $61.7 million.