(Part-2) A December fundraising push nets Biden and Democrats $97 million for 2023.

As Iowa temperatures plummeted, Trump and his top primary opponents, including former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, made final weekend pitches to caucusgoers.

Since the Biden campaign's debut, approximately 1 million supporters have contributed more than 2.3 million contributions, and 97% of fourth-quarter 2023 donations were under $200, averaging $41.88, it said

These numbers include donations to Biden's campaign and collaborative fundraising with the national and state Democratic parties.

Biden's campaign stated December was his best fundraising month, surpassing November's record. That helped last year's fourth quarter beat Biden and his party's $71-plus million July–September total.

Since launch, the president has held 110 fundraisers, including 39 in last year's fourth quarter, according to the campaign. He spent three days in California with Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand then headed to Boston for three fundraisers before Christmas, one of which included James Taylor.

Biden, who deems himself the “most pro-union” president in U.S. history, had avoided collecting money in Los Angeles for months during the writers and actors strikes. It was supposed to calm contributors who privately complained that the president wasn't doing enough to fund his campaign ahead of November's probable close race.

Despite so much fundraising travel, Biden campaign officials sought to moderate expectations. In December, they anticipated raising $67 million in 2023's fourth quarter, commensurate with recent Democratic candidates' end-of-the-off-year totals.

Obama and the DNC raised an un-inflation-adjusted $68 million in the final three months of 2011, before his winning reelection the following year. Biden's recent haul topped that. Trump's campaign raised $46 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and had $102.7 million before losing to Biden in 2020, however its combined war chest with the Republican National Committee was far larger.

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