In the latest fundraising boost for team blue, Democrats raised $15 million in just over 12 hours after the start of Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate—a sign that Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-Calif.) performance against Vice President Mike Pence resonated with at least some viewers.
Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris faced off Wednesday night.
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As first reported by CNBC, fundraising platform ActBlue processed at least $6 million for Democrats from the debate’s start at 9 p.m. through to 11 p.m.
As of 9.30 a.m. on Thursday, that sum had reached over $15 million, per the platform’s live ticker.
As not all money raised on ActBlue goes to the Biden campaign and spokesperson Matt Hill told Forbes campaign-specific numbers will not yet be released, it’s unclear how Harris’ performance compares with Biden’s.
Putting Harris on the ticket as Biden’s vice presidential pick has already proven lucrative for Democrats. Biden’s campaign said it raised $26 million in the 24 hours after announcing Harris as his running mate. This adds to a fundraising advantage for Democrats over team Trump which as of September totaled well over $140 million, with $466 million overall.