US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris smile after signing the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, which makes lynching a hate crime under federal law, during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 29, 2022.
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President Joe Biden raised more than $72 million for his 2024 re-election campaign in the second quarter of this year, according to the Biden-Harris campaign.
That massive tour took place between April 1 and June 30. The fundraising success extended to all of Biden’s re-election entities, including his campaign and joint fundraising committees. The joint entities also raise money for the Democratic National Committee and the 50 state committees of the Democratic party.
Biden’s entities ended the quarter with a combined $77 million in cash available for a presidential campaign battle next year that is poised to be the costliest in US history. Vice President Kamala Harris has also been active in fundraising for the Biden team, including attending numerous small and large events.
Biden also criticized the 2024 campaigns of former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the leading candidates in the Republican presidential primaries.
The Trump campaign ended up raising more than $35 million during that same period. DeSantis’ campaign, which officially launched in May, raised $20 million. DeSantis’s super-ally ally, Never Back Down, has raised $130 million since DeSantis joined the race.
The Biden campaign said its available cash of $77 million for Team Biden “represents the highest total accumulated by a Democrat at any comparable point in history.”
Biden’s campaign manager, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, said in a statement that his fundraising success reflects how they believe Republicans are spending their resources in the primaries.
“While the Republicans are spending resources in a divisive primary focused on who can take the most extreme MAGA positions, we are significantly outperforming every single one of them, because the strength of our team is our grassroots supporters,” Rodriguez said.
Spokesmen for the Trump and DeSantis campaigns did not immediately respond to CNBC’s requests for comment.