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 BidenSenate Republicans face tough decision on replacing Ginsburg What Senate Republicans have said about election-year Supreme Court vacancies Biden says Ginsburg successor should be picked by candidate who wins on Nov. 3 MORE's campaign said Wednesday that it raised $26 million in the 24 hours after Biden announced Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump and Biden vie for Minnesota | Early voting begins in four states | Blue state GOP governors back Susan Collins Kamala Harris: Black Americans have been 'disproportionately harmed' by Trump Biden town hall draws 3.3 million viewers for CNN 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 John TrumpObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg's vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: 'The fate of our rights' depends on Ginsburg replacement Progressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancy 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.