Biden dismisses cash advantage of opponents: 'I'm not worried'

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE says he’s not worried if other presidential candidates have more money than his campaign.

Biden expressed confidence in his campaign, arguing he remains the front-runner despite questions about his ability to raise money — and whether that will weaken his operation as the campaign goes on.

“I know I’m the front-runner,” Biden said in a CBS News interview.


“Find me a national poll with a notable – a couple exceptions,” he said, arguing he’s been in the lead in most polls. “This is a marathon.”

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He said he wasn’t worried about his fundraising.

“We’re on a course to do extremely well. I’m not worried about being able to fund this campaign. I really am not, truly,” he said.

Biden raised $15.2 million last quarter and had just $8.9 million on hand.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.), in contrast, has nearly $34 million in cash on hand, and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) has $26 million in cash on hand after the third-quarter. Sanders raised $25 million and Warren raised $24.6 million in the last quarter.

Biden has led the crowded Democratic field in many polls, although Warren has also been at the top of the pack. 

The former vice president’s average support on polling aggregate site Real Clear Politics is 27.2 percent, Warren’s is 21.8 percent and Sanders’s is 17.3. 

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