Joe Biden considered to be the Democratic frontrunner raised the most money in his first 24 hours than any other candidate in the Democratic primary.
Clocking in at $6.3 million, Biden beat Beto O’Rourke’s first 24 hour fundraising record of $6.1 million, and Bernie Sanders fundraising amount of $5.9 million.
According to the Biden campaign:
- 97% of online donations were under $200
- Donations were received from every state and US territory in the union
- The average donation was $41
The Iowa caucus doesn’t begin until February 3 2020, however, early fundraising amounts help show a candidate’s viability. Former Vice President Joe Biden has begun to show his political opponents just how viable he is.