September 3, 2020, 10.13 PM

WILMINGTON, KOMPAS.com – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden broke records for monthly campaign donations after raising more than $364 million in August.

Biden’s fundraising efforts were largely online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kamala Harris' running mate and the Democratic National Committee managed to pull a total of $364.5 million.

Of that total, $205 million were pledged online from small donors, Joe Biden’s campaign team stated Wednesday.

Read also: Joe Biden Sets Aside $280 Million for Campaign Ads Through the Fall

The previous record was set by Barack Obama and the DNC in September 2008, when he raised almost $200 million, according to CBS and New York Times reports.

"That figure blows me away," said the 77-year-old Biden in a statement thanking his supporters.

"Over $205 million, or 57 percent of the money we raised, came from online donations, from people like you, chipping in $5, $10, $20 at a time," the candidate added.

Having prepared his reelection campaign since he arrived in the White House in early 2017, 74-year-old President Donald Trump still has a larger overall war chest, but Biden has been drawing in ever-larger sums since winning the Democratic Primary in April.

"We have to keep breaking records if we want to ensure a fighting chance at winning this thing," Biden urged his supporters.

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