The news is out: [WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was expected to report a record fundraising haul of more than $300 million for the month of August, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing two people familiar with the matter.
Biden, who is leading Republican incumbent President Donald Trump in most national opinion polls ahead of the Nov. 3 election, raised $140 million in July.
The campaign was expected to see a boost from the Democratic National Convention and the naming of his vice presidential pick, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California, in August.
Biden and closely allied groups raised $70 million during the party convention, which was held virtually from Aug. 17 to Aug. 20, the campaign previously announced.
Trump’s campaign, which brought in $165 million in July, has not announced how much it raised in August.]
After careful consideration, I have decided to run for president for one month, in August 2024. If I can raise $300 million, or any part of that amount, I will not need the job.