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Biden campaign raises record $26 million in one day after announcing VP pick

Biden campaign raises record $26 million in one day after announcing VP pick
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Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden eyes bigger US role in global vaccination efforts Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech Kemp: Pulling All-Star game out of Atlanta will hurt business owners of color MORE's campaign said Wednesday that it raised $26 million in the 24 hours after Biden announced Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisPelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report How Kamala Harris can find the solution for the migration crisis White House unveils official portraits of Biden and Harris MORE (D-Calif.) as his running mate.

"I have no doubt that I picked the right person to join me as the next vice president of the United States of America, and that's Sen. Kamala Harris," Biden said in Wilmington, Del., as he appeared with Harris for the first time publicly since the announcement.

"And it seems Americans all across this nation, at least at the outset here, agree with me," the presumptive Democratic nominee continued.

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"Yesterday we had our best grassroots fundraising day of the campaign, more than double our previous record, and in doing so we set a single-day record for online political fundraising. I think I know why," he added.

Biden campaign spokesman TJ Ducklo tweeted that the fundraising haul included donations from 150,000 first-time contributors.

President TrumpDonald TrumpHarry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: 'We didn't mince words' Man arrested for allegedly threatening to stab undercover Asian officer in NYC Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech MORE’s campaign outraised Biden last month, with Trump and the Republican National Committee combined bringing in $165 million, while Biden and the Democratic National Committee brought in $140 million.

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As of last week, however, the campaigns were effectively tied in terms of cash on hand less than three months before the election. 

If elected, Harris, a former 2020 Democratic primary contender, would be the first woman and the first person of color to serve as vice president.

Updated: 7:10 p.m.