Biden and DNC raise $80.8 million in May, their biggest monthly haul of 2020 race

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event devoted to the reopening of the U.S. economy during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 11, 2020.

Bastiaan Slabbers | Reuters

Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee combined to raise over $80 million in May, their largest fundraising haul of the 2020 election cycle. 

The campaign announced the record total in an email to supporters on Monday.  The average online donation to the campaign was $30.

Educators were the majority of financial supporters for Biden last month. The campaign has tripled total number of online donors since February.

Biden’s fundraising success comes as President Donald Trump has been struggling in most national polls. A Real Clear Politics polling average shows Biden up just over seven points.  The president has come under scrutiny for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his administrations response to nationwide protests after the death of George Floyd. 

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