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Biden announces best day of fundraising with $1.2 million

Biden announces best day of fundraising with $1.2 million
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike Biden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot MORE brought in more than $1.2 million Wednesday, the day after South Carolina's primary debate, in what his presidential campaign said is its best day of fundraising yet. 

The campaign announced the $1,207,257 haul on Thursday in an email to supporters, announcing a new goal to raise $3.5 million. 

Biden said during the Tuesday debate he expects to win in Saturday’s primary in South Carolina, where polls show him leading the pack.

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"I'm going to win South Carolina," Biden repeated in a post-debate interview with CBS News. 

"I think it's just important that I win. One point is enough, but I think I'm going to win by a lot more than that," he added. 

House Majority Whip James Clyburn, a high profile South Carolina Democrat, officially endorsed Biden the morning after the debate, giving him a boost in the state days before the primary.

Biden led most national polls at the beginning of his campaign, but he has lost considerable ground to Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package On The Money: Democrats scramble to save minimum wage hike | Personal incomes rise, inflation stays low after stimulus burst MORE (I-Vt.) in recent weeks and posted disappointing results in the first three early voting states: Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada.