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Biden says he raised $46M in March

Biden says he raised $46M in March
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Beau's assessment of first 100 days would be 'Be who you are' Biden: McCarthy's support of Cheney ouster is 'above my pay grade' Conservative group sues over prioritization of women, minorities for restaurant aid MORE's (D) campaign raised more than $46 million in March as Biden clinched the title of presumptive presidential nominee for the Democratic Party.

The amount makes March Biden's best fundraising month of the campaign, Politico noted.

A press release from Biden's campaign indicated that the former vice president raised $46.7 million for the month, just barely beating the $46.5 million raised by his closest competitor for the nomination, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care: CDC approves Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12-15 | House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill | Panel blasts COVID-19 response Briahna Joy Gray: Warren not endorsing Sanders in 2020 was 'really frustrating' House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill MORE (I-Vt.), in February. Sanders dropped out of the race earlier this month.

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“It was your support which has made us the presumptive nominee of our party. That is something no one was predicting just a little over a month ago. Many of the so-called experts had declared our campaign over. Not you. You and so many others lifted us up on your shoulders, generated record levels of turnout, and propelled us in state after state to a historic comeback victory,” Biden wrote to supporters in a message accompanying the press release.

“Now I am especially proud to say that every one of our primary opponents has endorsed our campaign. We are leading a unified Democratic Party to take on Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE," he added.

Biden's fundraising haul comes as he has been forced to suspend in-person campaign events due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has prevented large public gatherings across the country.

— Updated April 21