Hillary rakes in millions for Biden — but he's still far behind Trump

The 2016 nominee broke a record for a single event without Biden in attendance, but the Democrat faces a big cash gap with Trump.

5/24/2020 2:00:00 AM

A Hillary Clinton fundraiser this week raised more money than any Biden surrogate has collected at a single event without the candidate present

The 2016 nominee broke a record for a single event without Biden in attendance, but the Democrat faces a big cash gap with Trump.

Hillary Clinton collected $2 million for Joe Biden's new joint fundraising committee with the Democratic National Committee this week — an enormous one-night haul for the once cash-strapped campaign.Clinton raised the money during a Zoom fundraiser Tuesday. It was more than any Biden surrogate has collected at a single event without the candidate present, according to campaign and party officials. Unlike at prior Biden campaign events, though, donors were allowed to give far more money because their checks were going to a new joint committee between the Biden campaign and Democratic National Committee.

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AdvertisementThe campaign and DNC last week began working fully in unison, which President Trump and the GOP have been doing for years.But Biden’s campaign, which once had trouble raising money, has begun raking in serious money lately. Healmost matched

Trump’s fundraising last month, even as the candidate remains sequestered at home during the coronavirus pandemic and his campaign holds virtual fundraisers.Biden and the Democratic National Committee jointly raised $60.5 million, nearly closing the monthly fundraising gap with Trump and the Republican National Committee, which raised $61.7 million. The majority of the Democratic presidential operation's fundraising flowed through the campaign, which raised $43.7 million.

Trump's sprawling fundraising machine saw a sizable amount of its money flowing though joint fundraising committees, which aren't required to file monthly.But Trump and his operation, which include affiliated joint fundraising committees, has significantly more money stored away in bank accounts.

The Trump operation said it had over $255 million in cash on hand at the end of last month, and new filings with the Federal Election on Monday reveals that Biden has much less.Between Biden and the DNC, Democrats have $97.5 million in the bank. Biden’s reelection campaign may have a bit more money squirreled away in a recently created joint fundraising committee, but a spokesperson for the DNC declined to provide details on the joint fundraising operation’s finances.

Virtual events pull in less money compared to traditional in-person ones. But Clinton’s event and another the night before aimed at Jewish donors, which raised $1.5 million, has encouraged the Biden campaign.“It’s a different world. But we’re learning and we’re getting it done,” said Michael Adler, a Miami-based Biden adviser and donor who has known the candidate since 1972 and hosted the Jewish community fundraiser that featured the former U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro.

Said a donor who bundled thousands of dollars of checks from the Clinton fundraiser: “Biden’s getting the hang of this. And Hillary showed she still has a lot of firepower.”Clinton appeared with DNC Chairman Tom Perez, who warned donors in attendance that Republicans will try to suppress votes, cheat and solicit foreign interference in the election. Clinton was also critical of Trump but acted more the part of stateswoman as she opined about Biden’s position as the Democratic standard bearer, which she was in four years ago.

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In one question from a donor about Biden’s future running mate, Clinton explained the candidate would have to be ready to be president on Day One and needs to have a friendship with Biden. But there’s another factor, Clinton said, after considering those questions.

“Then you have to say: Can this person help me win? And what it really comes down to is: Can this person help me win in the Electoral College?” said Clinton, who won the popular vote in 2016 only to lose the Electoral College to Trump.While Clinton’s fundraiser for Biden was big, Democratic party officials say they expect to raise even more with former President Barack Obama, perhaps in the summer. Obama, who endorsed Biden last month after his former vice president became the presumptive nominee, has already helped his former running mate raise money after his endorsement.

But the former president’s star power in the Democratic Party can pull in far more, a top Democratic official said.“Obama is the kind of person who can make any Democrat give twice,” the official said. Read more: POLITICO »

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She's absolutely amazing peaceandteachin Neoliberal choo choo train. All a-bored! How about she give the money she laundered Is she waiting on the wings to run again? She still thinks she might be the last minute substitute when Biden has to withdraw. OleVetUSAF Of course she did, nobody wants to be on her short list!!

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Can this bitch just go away? You lost to the most beatable person ever, even with a rigged democratic primary and the full of the DNC behind this woman. She should be ashamed and never show her face in public. After what she did to Bernie in 2016 That's why the Clintons will never be broke. They paid their dues to their political donors, implementing policy after policy that made those folks rich, and their donors will never desert them

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Thank you, Hillary! Could she be the VP? Biden needs value added component...but who has it? latimes nytimes HuffPost WSJ CultrHack dbcurren Nouriel pdacosta TheEconomist washingtonpost NPR 7LongGame thedailybeast LoMWeissman AboveTheLaw yet still a major SwampThing Biden/Clinton = Lose/Lose

Hillary, you are great! 🤢🤢🤢🤢 Hillary just raised millions for Biden. Can we raise 500k for the working class undocumented folks of Sunset Park who aren’t seeing a dime of relief in this moment? Funny the media and dnc put out nonsense like this as if we don’t consider these million dollar “donations” as nothing but corruption and bribery.

Thank you HillaryClinton 💜 Hillary Clinton, a skilled and well-connected politician, whose previous fundraising efforts were so strong that they fed the flames of bullshit DNC-cronyism stories, turns out to be good at fundraising. In other news, scientists found water in the Marianas Trench. She wants that VP nomination like crazy! Biden better watch out if she is the nominee as VP.

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The amount of damage control for color blind joe is going to take them away from the campaign what was your message again who are you and what do you stand for. She gained like 50 pounds. 😂 praising bundlers now? love this Woman Go, Hillary, go! Blood money 🩸 The 2016 loser. Fixed it for you...... I guess she transferred the Iran nuclear money from her ‘foundation’.

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Good. She helped get us where we are, so she has an obligation. Thank you Sec. Clinton! And once again, it's devastating to our country that you're not President right now. We need your ability to plan and execute those plans. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 Vote JoeBiden VoteBlueToSaveAmerica All money in the world won’t help color blind joe

Too bad she can't raise money from this guy anymore: Hillary Clinton took more cash from Harvey Weinstein than any other Democrat via nypost Thanks HillaryClinton we were running dry WoW millions raised for elections to elect liars or corrupt ones & zero for pandemic charities.. american families or at least to World Health Organisation that United States at least will get back right to ask for vaccine when rest of world will make it. Now just hydrochlorosht.

She have great connection & she have good Chrishma. CROOKED! I don't want to let myself believe it but the Blue Wave this year may be tidal. :-) Amazing how being totally corrupt will get you millions Let me get my popcorn while the hate from the right and Brocialists flows. What relevance does this have?

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