Clinton campaign has best fundraising month

Story highlights

  • Clinton will headline fundraisers in Southern California on August 23, including an event at the home of Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Clinton will also have another arm in her fundraising bullpen in August: Tim Kaine, her vice presidential candidate

Washington (CNN)The Hillary Clinton campaign announced Tuesday it pulled in $90 million last month for her campaign and the Democratic Party -- its best fundraising month of the race.

The campaign also announced that it had $58 million cash on hand at the start of August.
    The Clinton campaign also touted bringing in $8.7 million in the 24 hours after she accepted the nomination last week -- a haul that exceeded some of Bernie Sanders best efforts in the thick of the Democratic primary.
    The campaign said in a statement that the average donation for the month was just $44 and about 54% of donations in the month of July came from new donors.
    Donald Trump told a crowd in Columbus, Ohio, Monday that he raised $35.8 million in August from 517,000 small donors, at an average of $69 per donor. Trump also said he raised more money from top-dollar donors through his victory fund, but did not say how much.
    Clinton will look to match her July haul with a series of August fundraisers, including star studded late-August events hosted by Oscar-winning actors and tech billionaires like Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple.
    According to invites obtained by CNN, Clinton will headline fundraisers in Southern California on August 23, including an event at the home of Leonardo DiCaprio, the Oscar-winning actor known for his roles in Titanic, The Revenant and The Wolf of Wall Street.
    Scooter Braun, the agent that discovered Justin Beiber, and Tobey Maguire, the actor known for his roles in the Spiderman series, will also host the star-studded event.
    On August 24, Clinton will then travel to Northern California where she will headline an event hosted by Amy Rao, the founder and CEO of a Palo Alto technology services firm, and another fundraiser hosted by Cook and Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of of environment, policy and social initiatives.
    Clinton will also have another arm in her fundraising bullpen in August: Tim Kaine, her vice presidential candidate.
    Kaine headlined his first fundraiser on Tuesday in Florida. The event, hosted by Democratic mega-donor Sharon and Mitchell Berger, brought in at least $300,000, according to attendee figures and ticket prices.