Joe Biden & Co. hauled in $81 million last month….
They will need TEN times that much money and more by Election Day….
Why NOT get Biden’s ole’ boss to help out?
Barack Obama will draw attention for Biden and is SURE to piss Donald Trump off in the process….
The old Obama/Biden team are back to campaigning ….
This time its Biden/Obama though….
Barack Obama is making his fundraising debut for his former vice president with an online event next week, targeting tens of thousands of small-dollar donors, according to an invitation obtained by Axios.
Why it matters: Obama’s participation with Biden in the live, virtual event on June 23 marks the ramping up of the former president’s engagement to try to defeat President Trump.
Details: In an invitation scheduled to go to supporters Monday evening, Obama is asking potential contributors to donate “any amount you can” for “the most important election of our lifetimes.”
- Rather than directly address the the protests against racial disparities in policing and the coronavirus, Obama asks for “Americans of all backgrounds and political stripes to join together.”
- He tells supporters that voting for Biden is a way to rebuild the economy, expand health insurance coverage and declare that “all of us are equal and each of us should have the chance to make of our lives what we will.”
- Obama endorsed his former vice president in April after Biden won the support of former rival Bernie Sanders. The campaign hasn’t yet said how often Obama is expected to appear in person with Biden or on his behalf.
- The campaign is looking to surpass a virtual event with former candidate Pete Buttigieg, which raised $1 million from approximately 36,000 donors.
Between the lines: The fundraiser is a warning shot for the Trump campaign and a preview of the one-two punch that Team Biden hopes to deliver leading up to the conventions and beyond….