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Biden campaign raises $51M in April, has $192M on hand

President Biden’s campaign raised $51 million in April and had $192 million on hand as of June, the campaign announced Monday.

The $51 million total falls short of the Trump campaign’s April fundraising total of $76 million. But Biden campaign officials touted their support among grassroots donors and their organizational advantage over the Trump campaign.

“April Harvest reflects the strong and consistent grassroots enthusiasm for Joe and Kamala’s re-election, and we are working hard to open offices, hire organizers, and move forward in battleground states to mobilize the coalition of voters that will decide this election.” It gives us the resources we need to invest in communications across the board,” Biden campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez said in a statement.

“The Trump operation continues to burn through funding and is lagging behind our growing and aggressive campaign, with no ground game and no apparent interest in engaging with voters needed to win,” he added. “We take nothing for granted, but our campaign is the only one putting in the work necessary every day to earn the support of voters this November.”

The Biden campaign emphasized that the bulk of its funding in April came from grassroots donors and that it added 1 million supporters to its email list during the month. The move was aimed at contrasting with former President Trump, who raked in cash through large-scale fundraising campaigns that relied on wealthy donors.

The campaign said April was its strongest month ever for regular donors, who contributed more than $5.5 million in that month.

“Grassroots donors understand the stakes of this election and are eager to donate and volunteer, just like America,” Democratic National Committee Chairman Jamie Harrison said in a statement. ” he said. “Their passion, strength and belief in our country is what will carry us to the finish line and lead us to victory this November.”

April’s revenue is significantly down from March, when the Biden campaign raised $90 million with the help of a massive New York City fundraiser by former Presidents Obama and Clinton.

The Biden campaign has so far run a slew of TV ads targeting the former president for his views on abortion, emphasizing his record and trying to appeal to minority voters who will play a key role in November. , is trying to emphasize its financial superiority over the Trump campaign. .

Meanwhile, the Trump campaign has not run many TV ads and has few field offices in key battleground states with Election Day about five months away. Trump also faces four criminal charges, draining his campaign funds on his legal fees.

Trump campaign officials downplayed the Biden campaign’s financial advantage, insisting the former president and his team had the resources needed to win in November.

Polls show Trump leading Biden in most battleground states that will determine the outcome of the November election. According to an average of Decision Desk Headquarters and Hill polls, it’s 6 points in Arizona, 6 points in Georgia, 4 points in Michigan, 7 points in Nevada, 2 points in Pennsylvania, and 1 point in Wisconsin. Mr. Trump leads by a margin of .

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