Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign reported taking in $15.2 million over the last three months, about $5 million less than the previous three months.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg both say they raised more than Biden in the period between July 1 and Sept. 30 — $25.3 million and $19.1 million respectively — though New Hampshire polls still show Biden with more support than either.
The candidates have until Oct. 15 to file their third-quarter financial reports with the Federal Elections Commission, but almost all the presidential candidates have now publicized their estimates of how much money they raised. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has yet to release her third-quarter take.
In a Thursday evening news release, the Biden campaign noted that more than half of the donors who gave to the campaign between July 1 and Sept. 30 had not donated to the Biden campaign before.
The campaign also announced it would spend $6 million on television and digital ads in early-primary states like New Hampshire.
Other candidates are also ramping up ad spending. Warren announced an ad buy in September, and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s first ads started airing in New Hampshire and Iowa this week.
An ad for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had been set to run in Iowa, but the campaign pulled the ad after Sanders underwent a cardiac catheterization this week, and cancelled campaign appearances.