Biden campaign, Democrats raise $42 million in January fundraising

By Jeff Mason

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden‘s re-election campaign and his Democratic Party allies raised more than $42 million in January and have $130 million in cash on hand as they prepare for a likely general election against the Republican. Donald Trump.

The fundraising numbers, released by Biden’s campaign, were propelled by small donors giving money online, officials said.

“January’s fundraising drive – driven by a powerful grassroots fundraising program that continues to grow month over month – is a compelling show of strength to start the election year,” said Biden campaign manager, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, in a press release.

Fundraising totals include money contributed to the Biden campaign, the Democratic National Committee and their associated joint fundraising committees.

Biden launches new fundraising trip to California on Tuesday. He is expected to attend fundraisers in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas before returning to Washington on Thursday.

Biden’s latest cash haul comes as he shook up his re-election effort, sending top White House aides Mike Donilon and Jen O’Malley Dillon to his Wilmington, Delaware-based campaign. to help oversee strategy and planning amid Democrats’ concerns about a difficult situation. start and shaky vote for the outgoing president.

Biden and Trump remain neck and neck in the race for the White House, according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, with the former president garnering the support of 37% of respondents and Biden garnering the support of 34%.

The poll was conducted after special counsel Robert Hur released a report refusing to accuse Biden of taking classified documents when he left the vice presidency in 2017, but criticizing his memory and mental acuity.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; editing by Stephen Coates)

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