Biden's total fundraising underscores his fame in the party – as a former vice president with almost universal fame and a cadre of supporters built up over decades in the Senate and eight years alongside President Barack Obama.
More than 96,900 people have donated online to the former vice president's campaign, his staff said in a press release on Friday.
A source familiar with the numbers states that the sum does not include general election funds. This means that the money can all be used for the nomination contest against the 19 other Democrats demanding the nod of the party.
$ 4.4 million of this donation was raised through online donations, his campaign said New support for his offer: 65,000 donations came from people who were not on previous email lists.
"We are incredibly encouraged by the energy and enthusiasm that Joe Biden has shown across the country," said his Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield in a statement.
Twelve hours after the announcement, Biden met the fundraising criteria to appear in the early debates of the Democratic National Committee, his aides said. Applicants must raise money from 65,000 donors in at least 20 states or meet the voting thresholds to attend the first two debates.
Biden's campaign did not immediately reveal the total number of unique donors who supported his campaign, except those who contributed online. Biden's one-day train brings him to the $ 5.9 million that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has collected in the first 24 hours of his 2020 presidential campaign. But Sanders, relying on a small donor army that was built during its 201
] Texas-based congressman Beto O & Rourke collected $ 6.1 million on his first day as a presidential candidate, but the sum totaled nearly $ 300,000 in money available only for parliamentary elections.
Biden stated in a conference call with supporters this week that he would do so on his first day Fundraising performance will be assessed. On Thursday, the day he made his third offer to the presidency, he held a fundraiser in Philadelphia that raised more than $ 500,000, former Pennsylvania Governor and Biden supporter Ed Rendell told CNN on Friday.
Members of the campaign did not release the aggregate collected at the event to Comcast executive and Rendell's former advisor David Cohen. The tickets were up to $ 2,800, the maximum amount a person can donate to a pre-school candidate.