U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden and closely allied Democratic groups raised $70-million during their four-day convention this week, Biden’s election campaign said on Friday.
The convention’s broadcasts drew 122 million views across 15 digital platform livestreams and also attracted 85.1 million to television broadcasts, the campaign said in an e-mailed statement.
Republican President Donald Trump’s campaign and closely allied groups pulled in $165-million during the typically sluggish political fundraising month of July, more than Democratic rival Joe Biden’s $140-million, Trump’s campaign said earlier this month.
That result allows Trump to enter the final stretch of the U.S. presidential campaign with a slim, but intact, cash advantage.
Trump and party-backed groups now have more than $300 million to spend on advertisement, door-knocking organizers and other political expenses, they said, compared with Biden’s $294 million.
The virtual Democratic convention wrapped up on Thursday night with Biden accepting his party’s nomination during a speech in which he accused Trump of a chaotic and divisive presidency.
The convention’s closing night attracted roughly 24.6 million prime time television viewers, the largest audience of the week, according to data from the Nielsen ratings agency.
Trump’s four-day nominating convention, a mix of virtual and live events, starts on Monday.