Jill Biden and the Fashion Community Join Forces in a Fundraising Campaign for Joe Biden

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In recent years, the connection between fashion and politics has been a deep one, with designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs playing active roles in the campaigning and fundraising for candidates. But as Joseph Altuzarra pointed out in an online fundraiser for the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden Wednesday night, hosted by Anna Wintour and Jill Biden, fashion as a political statement actually goes back nearly two-and-a-half centuries and to the very birth of the United States.

Altuzarra talked about how Martha Washington commissioned a bandana with an image of her husband, George, during the Revolutionary War, “as a political promotion,” and that he specifically wanted to design a bandana for the Believe in Better collection being unveiled this week because it had a “long and significant history in American culture.” He explained that over the decades, it had been used as a symbol of workers’ rights in

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Biden announces record-breaking August fundraising haul of $364.5 million

The eye-popping monthly haul underscores the momentum the campaign generated with Biden’s announcement of the vice-presidential candidate and the Democratic National Convention last month. Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), the vice-presidential nominee, is a prolific fundraiser whose nomination generated a flurry of donations from her extensive donor network.

The previous presidential fundraising record was $202.5 million in September 2008 by the Obama campaign, the national party and an affiliated committee, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan research group Campaign Finance Institute. (That amount equates to roughly $244 million in 2020, adjusted for inflation.)

The August total for the Biden campaign, the Democratic National Committee and affiliated fundraising committees more than doubled the $140 million raised the previous month.

“That figure blows me away. And we raised it the right way, from people across the country stepping up to own a piece of this campaign, investing in the future we

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Biden And Democrats Raised $364.5 Million In August : NPR

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, seen here on Aug. 31 in West Mifflin, Pa., set a monthly record for presidential fundraising.

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Joe Biden’s campaign announced on Wednesday that it, the Democratic National Committee and joint fundraising efforts raised $364.5 million in August, breaking records for a one-month haul.

“That figure blows me away,” Biden said in a statement.

August was a big month for the former vice president as he picked Kamala Harris to be his running mate and he formally accepted the Democratic nomination for president at the party’s virtual convention.

The campaign had previously announced that it raised $48 million in the 48 hours after Harris’ historic selection.

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Donald Trump has said that Americans should feel “so lucky” to have him as president after the stock market closed on a high note Wednesday. The president has used the stock market in an effort to prove to the voters that the US economy is doing well.

Joe Biden has announced that his campaign raised $364.5m in the month of August, breaking records for the most raised by a presidential campaign in a single month. When breaking down the amount raised, Mr Biden said 95 per cent came from grassroots supporters and 57 per cent came from online donations.

During a campaign event, Mr Biden said that he thought the police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake should be at least charged while the justice system investigates each case.

This rhetoric has differed from the president, who has focused instead

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Biden rakes in record $364M fundraising windfall in August, outpacing Trump and GOP

Joe Biden is flush with cash coming into the home stretch.



Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, about school re-openings.


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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, about school re-openings.

The Democratic nominee’s presidential campaign pulled in a combined $364 million in August along with the Democratic National Committee, blowing away all records as they prepare for an epic battle to oust President Trump.

The monthly windfall more than doubled the haul from July with a massive fundraising spurt around the selection of Kamala Harris as the vice presidential nominee and enthusiasm surrounding the Democratic National Convention.

The total marks the best monthly online fundraising sum in American political history.

More than half the total, or $205 million, came from online, small-dollar contributions, Biden’s campaign said.

“That figure blows me away,” Biden wrote in an email to supporters on Wednesday. “And we raised it the right way,

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Biden campaign raised more than $360 million in August, breaking fundraising records for both parties



Joe Biden standing in front of a flag: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on August 31 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Biden criticized President Trump’s response to protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Portland, Oregon. Alex Wong/Getty Images


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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on August 31 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Biden criticized President Trump’s response to protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Portland, Oregon. Alex Wong/Getty Images

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden broke monthly fundraising records in August.
  • His campaign raked in a whopping $364.5 million, the largest amount of money raised in one month by candidates from either party. 
  • More than 1.5 million people donated for the first time to the Biden campaign.
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden raked in a record-setting $364.5 million in donations in August, his campaign announced on Wednesday. 

The massive fundraising haul “makes August the best month for online fundraising in political history,” the Biden campaign announced. 

 

Over $205 million — or more than half of the money raised

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Biden campaign expected to raise more than $300 million

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to break monthly fundraising records, according to reporting from the New York Times.
  • Two sources familiar with the matter said the campaign raked in more than $300 million in August.
  • If accurate, the haul will be the largest amount of money raised in one month by candidates from either party.
  • Most of the donations came from online grassroots donors, one source told The Times.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to break monthly fundraising records, raking in more than $300 million in August, according to reporting from New York Times.

The exact figure for last month’s total campaign fundraising has not yet been confirmed, two people familiar with the matter told the news outlet. Yet any amount over $300 million would exceed the last recorded monthly all-time high set by 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama,

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Joe Biden and joint fundraising committees raise record-breaking $300 million in August

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and joint fundraising committees are expected to report raising more than $300 million in August, setting a new monthly record for presidential fundraising, according to two sources familiar with the Democratic nominee’s fundraising efforts. 

The massive cash haul flooded in last month as Biden announced his vice presidential pick, California Senator Kamala Harris, and officially accepted his party’s nomination in the first-ever virtual Democratic National Convention.

The record-shattering cash haul comes as Biden and President Trump are just over 60 days away from the presidential election on November 3. The New York Times was the first to report the $300 million figure on Tuesday.

The haul more than doubles what the Biden campaign and joint fundraising entities raised in July. In comparison to previous campaign cycles, in August 2016, Hillary Clinton’s campaign and joint fundraising committees announced raising $143 million. And in 2012, President Obama’s reelection

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Biden touts large July fundraising haul of $140M

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign says that it and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and their joint fundraising committees combined brought in $140 million in last month.



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The Wednesday evening statement from the former vice president’s campaign also touted that they now have a hefty $294 million in cash on hand as of the end of July, an increase of $50 million in their coffers over the past month.

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The $140 million hauled in during July is roughly equal to the $141 million the Biden campaign and the DNC raised in June, which was by far the campaign’s best monthly figure to date.

President Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) and their joint fundraising ventures have yet to announce their July

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Trump leads July fundraising, but Biden has closed the gap

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took in $165 million for his reelection effort in the month of July, a sum that surpasses what his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, raised during the same period.

But a massive cash-on-hand advantage that once gave the Republican a significant competitive edge has largely been closed, with Biden and the Democratic Party reporting that they are just $6 million shy of the $300 million that the president and the Republican National Committee have banked.

The money puts the two on a virtually even footing that will allow both to saturate the airwaves with advertising, fund get-out-the-vote efforts and mobilize supporters — even if it has to be done virtually in many cases due to the coronavirus.

The sums also suggest that even in the midst of a pandemic that has curtailed conventional campaign activities, Trump has continued to spend at a vigorous pace while Biden

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