The Biden campaign really needs this too.
Courtesy of CNBC News:
The architect of President Barack Obama’s 2012 fundraising juggernaut has reached out to more than 700 bundlers in a bid to convince them to back Joe Biden’s candidacy as he rides momentum from his Super Tuesday triumphs.
Rufus Gifford, who was the finance director for Obama’s reelection campaign, sent an email just before Super Tuesday to hundreds of fundraisers who combined to help raise millions of dollars in 2012. Most of the email recipients were on Obama’s national finance committees for both his 2008 and 2012 runs for office, according to Gifford, who spoke with CNBC on Monday.
“If you believe as I do that Vice President Joe Biden is our best (and perhaps last?) hope to defeat Donald Trump and recapture the soul of our nation, we need to ensure that the Biden Campaign is well funded,” Gifford, who was also the ambassador to Denmark under Obama, said in the email to his network. “I am hoping that all of you will consider signing up this week – I will introduce you to your regional staff and get you set up. We can and will win this if we can put this team back together.”
In 2012, Obama outraised his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, by a margin of almost 2 to 1, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Obama finished the election cycle bringing in over $720 million while Romney raised just under $450 million. Obama’s massive haul came in part from small-dollar donors: $234 million came from contributors giving $200 or less.
Biden has been woefully behind other candidates during this primary season and now that he is prepared to win the nomination he is going to need some serious money.
There are also reports that a number of former Obama campaign workers are preparing to jump in and help Bdien as he prepares to take on Donald Trump.
At this point it is pretty obvious that Obama has chosen his candidate even if he will not say it publicly.