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