Joe Biden's Campaign Raised Over Twice as Much as Hillary Clinton Did at This Stage in 2016

Democratic nominee Joe Biden said his campaign raised $383 million last month—beating his record haul in August and more than doubling the sum Hillary Clinton raised in September 2016.

The former vice president announced his $383 million campaign haul on Wednesday night, and thanked the 5.5 million backers who had contributed to his coffers in the final stretch of the election cycle.

Biden also said he was "incredibly humbled" by the record breaking fundraising effort, which topped his $364 million August haul by a factor of $19 million.

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the money generated by the Biden and Donald Trump campaigns.

Biden Fundraising Statista
Statista

Announcing his latest fundraising numbers on social media, the Democratic nominee said: "To every person who chipped in a few dollars last month — thank you. Because of your support, we raised an astounding $383 million. I'm incredibly humbled.

"There's still more work to be done, but I wanted to share the good news with Trimicka, one of our grassroots supporters."

The former vice president posted a video of his call with Trimicka, telling his supporter that the sum donated by 5.5 million backers was "more than I've raised in my whole life."

"I'm really humbled by it," he added. "You know the average contribution out there, for all that money this month, was something like $44 or something, it was under $50."

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden points to supporters during a drive-in voter mobilization event at Miramar Regional Park October 13, in Miramar, Florida. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Biden unveiled his latest record breaking fundraising figures just two weeks after it was revealed that his team had bagged $21.5 million in a single day following the first presidential debate of the 2020 race.

At this stage in the 2016 presidential election cycle, then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said her campaign and the Democratic National Committee had raised $154 million from a joint fundraising agreement in September 2016.

It was her best month for fundraising at the time, topping her campaign's $143 million take home in August. But the Biden team has now dwarfed those numbers—raising more than twice as much as the Clinton campaign did at the same stage of the campaign cycle.

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign has not yet announced its fundraising numbers for September.

According to the latest Federal Election Commission campaign finance data, Biden's campaign had more than $180 million cash on hand at the end of August, having spent more than $359 million across the whole of the 2020 election cycle.

The Democratic nominee also recorded raising a total of $540 million from direct contributions as committee transfers as of August 31.

By comparison, the Trump re-election team reported having a little more than $121 million cash on hand at the same time, after raising more than $408 million and spending a little over $307 million of the haul.

This article was updated to include an infographic.