Former Vice President Joe Biden announced Friday that he raised $6.3 million in the first 24 hours since announcing his presidential run, according to his campaign.
The campaign noted in a statement that $65,000 of the donations were raised outside of existing email lists and that 97 percent of online donations were under $200.
Biden’s campaign haul is the most raised in just 24 hours after a Democrat 2020 presidential announcement. Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million in 24 hours.
“Folks, it’s proof we are running a truly grassroots campaign,” Biden wrote in an email to his supporters.
Prior to his campaign announcement, Biden was reportedly organizing fundraising efforts to make a big splash late in the presidential race.
The Biden campaign did not detail what percentage of its $6.3 billion was from online donors.