Democrats to0k a political beatdown in 2010 after the Obamacare fight….
Joe Biden was the Vice President….
He and his people have already begun to try to shore up lawmakers the party needs to keep Congressional , State and Local political offices that are essential to support any policy effort a President might try to do….
The top needs the bottom…..
Especially after Trump….
(Example:…Current Infrastructure wrestling in Congress)
Biden’s return to the campaign trail for a rally Friday in Northern Virginia comes as Democrats in the state furiously try to yoke McAuliffe’s Republican opponent, the hedge-fund multimillionaire Glenn Youngkin, to former President Donald Trump.
But there are far bigger stakes for the White House. Biden, a self-described party guy, is keen on avoiding the down-ballot carnage that took place under presidents Trump and Barack Obama before him. And so, as Biden’s aides and allies put it, he’s tending to the store early.
“He has always been someone who’s been out there campaigning for Democrats up and down the ticket his entire career. It’s just part of his ethos,” said Jen O’Malley Dillon, the White House deputy chief of staff and manager on Biden’s 2020 campaign. “So, he’s tasked us with making sure that we’re partners in all of that effort and making sure people have what they need.”
White House officials insist they aren’t naive about the historical challenges they face, particularly as they work to dig out of the pandemic and resulting economic downturn. But in recent months, Biden and Democrats have consolidated power and resources under the party banner and are planning to use the president’s platform to persuade voters that they’re delivering on reviving the economy, ending the coronavirus and passing trillions of dollars in spending on expanded government programs like the child tax credit.
Biden’s aides have been fielding a flurry of requests from down-ballot candidates for the president to appear alongside them at events, which party leaders said they are treating as a positive sign of his early favorability and appeal to Democrats running in tough areas….