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President Biden Gains Momentum with $42 Million January Fundraising Haul

United States – Riding high on victory in California, President Biden goes to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to meet with donors and gather more campaign cash for this upcoming re-election bid.

Biden was heading to the trip, and his campaign and the Democratic National Committee declared on Tuesday morning that they had collected $42 million in donations during January from 422,000 donors. Biden began the month of January with a fundraising total of $130 million. The statement made by campaign officials saying this is the most money raised, opening the campaign of any Democrat at this point in the cycle, as reported by Associated Press.

Campaign Strength and Strategy

Julie Chavez Rodriguez, the campaign manager for Biden, described the haul as “an indisputable show of strength to start the election year.”

“While Team Biden-Harris continues to build on its fundraising machine, Republicans are divided – either spending money fighting Donald Trump, or spending money in support of Donald Trump’s extreme and losing agenda,” she said.

The fundraising effort will have to continue as expected, as the race will be highly volatile and expensive. And there is a high chance that former President Trump will be nominated by the GOP to run again.

This week’s trip to Los Angeles and the Bay Area of San Francisco will be the third time that Biden has visited the region for political activities in two months. He’s in a rush to make up for the times that he avoided the fundraising hotbed of the Democratic party last year because of the strike by the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA.

To begin with, the president is to see to it that he sees off Mr. Biden to Los Angeles from where he will be part of the fundraiser. He’ll be doing campaign stops in San Francisco and Los Altos Hills this week and give a policy speech married to a Los Angeles event on Wednesday, as reported by Associated Press.

Biden made a quick stopover in L.A. earlier this month to talk to supporters, mostly in Bel Air Park, which is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the city. Mr. Biden and the 2nd Lady Jill Biden spent one weekend in December in the Los Angeles area for campaign events.

The first lady is making a trip to Guilford, Connecticut, today, where she will be holding a fundraising event on behalf of her husband.

On the other hand, the Bidens this week are going for highly paying donors, but in contrast, the campaign emphasizes the number of smaller contributions it has received as a positive indication for the president.

Focus on Grassroots Contributions

The campaign disclosed that 97% of the 3 million donations amounted to $200 or less. However, Biden has also received pledges from 158,000 “sustaining donors” who had committed themselves to monthly donations, which is way more than what Biden had in 2020.

A Billion-Dollar Campaign

The total raised by all these committees is that money, including donations to Biden’s political campaign and a network of joint fundraising arrangements with the national and state Democratic committees. The Biden team must have raised over $1 billion in 2020 and will possibly need even more in the most likely Trump rematch.

“This haul will go directly to reaching the voters who will decide this election,” said Biden campaign senior communications adviser TJ Ducklo.

Biden’s Foreign Policy Stance

In the last few days, Biden took advantage of remarks of Trump, who expressed doubts about American commitment to offer collective defense of NATO members from attack as” dangerous” and “un-American.” Earlier this month, Trump said that he had warned Russia he is prepared to allow Russia to do whatever it wants with the NATO member nations that are “delinquent” in the area of defense spending, which accounts for 2% of their gross domestic product to defense, as reported by Associated Press.

Advocacy for Ukraine and Criticism of Republicans

This week, Biden’s team targeted Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania on digital media with an ad criticizing Trump for his threat to the NATO member countries. Biden has also criticized House Republicans for real reasons. Republicans are blocking a $95 billion aid bill that is intended to support Ukraine concerning the war with Russia. The bill has $60 billion of funds for the Ukrainian war.

“The idea that we’re going to walk away from Ukraine, the idea that we’re going to let NATO begin to split is totally against the interests of the United States of America, and it is against our word we’ve given … all the way back to Eisenhower,” Biden told reporters Sunday, as reported by Associated Press.

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