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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 BidenEx-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' News leaders deal with the post-Trump era 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 SandersSocially-distanced 'action figure' photo of G7 leaders goes viral Progressives want to tighten screws beyond Manchin and Sinema Overnight Energy: Biden seeks to reassert US climate leadership | President to 'repeal or replace' Trump decision removing protections for Tongass | Administration proposes its first offshore wind lease sale MORE (I-Vt.) in recent weeks and posted disappointing results in the first three early voting states: Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada.