DNC Raises $15.4 M in Online Donations During Biden's First 100 Days (Getty Images)
By Brian Freeman | Sunday, 02 May 2021 10:24 PM
In an indication that the fundraising efforts of Democrats are continuing strong in the post-Trump era, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised $15.4 million in online donations during President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, Axios reported on Sunday.
The intake is significantly more than the party raised during either the first 100 days of Barack Obama’s presidency ($427,000) of the comparable start of Donald Trump’s time in the White House ($4.7 million).
The average donation to the DNC at the start of Biden’s presidency was $23, helping to ease fears by many in the party that last year’s robust small-dollar numbers were completely dependent on fierce opposition to Trump.
The DNC also experienced a 60% boost in the number of donors who gave in the first 100 days of Biden's presidency, compared to the same period of Trump's time in the execitive office.
Axios also reported that two of the top 10 fundraising days for the DNC came last week when the president delivered his speech to a joint session of Congress and when he campaigned in Georgia.
During Biden’s nationally televised address on Wednesday, the DNC raised six times more online than it did the previous night, and organic online contributions were more than 700% higher than the previous day before the speech, according to a DNC spokesperson.
The Hill reported that last month the Democrats hired numeous experienced staffers to help bolsterer the party's finance team.
The new hirings were part of an effort to bolster the DNC as it heads into next year's midterm cycle.
The Republican National Committee also recorded large grassroots fundraising numbers during the first quarter of this year, with almost $22 million from contributions of under $200 from January to the end of March, according to the party’s filings with the Federal Election Commission, Axios reported.
However, it was not clear how much of those donations were made online or exactly what portion of the overall numbers came in after Biden entered the White House.