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Joe Biden’s PAC Raised Millions for Midterms, But Kept Most in Coffers

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According to a Tuesday POLITICO report, former Vice President Joe Biden raked in a huge amount of money under the guise of 2018 midterm fundraising via his PAC, but kept most of the money in his PAC’s coffers.

“Biden’s PAC gave Democratic candidates just a quarter of the more than $2 million he raised and spent during the midterms,” the piece said. “At the same time, he spent half a million dollars on websites and digital ads that could help him bolster his online presence and raise money from small donors for a 2020 primary campaign, and more of his PAC funds went to travel and other expenses.”

As rumors swirl that Biden is preparing a 2020 presidential run, it looks as if he has been planning such a run for a while.

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“Biden reported expenses marked as ‘digital consulting,’ ‘website development’ and ’email services,'” the reports said. “Much of that business went to Blue State Digital, a firm founded by former campaign staff to President Barack Obama.”

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An early Harvard/Harris poll had Biden leading a Democratic field, trailed closely by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and failed U.S. Senate candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke. Lagging behind in what will be a crowded field were Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Elizabeth Warren, (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).

Since the poll was released, several other Democrats have publicly toyed with the idea of making a 2020 run. former Obama Housing Czar and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has formed an exploratory committee, the first official step towards running for president. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), famous for threatening to nuke American citizens if they rebelled against gun control laws, has openly discussed running. So has Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). Actress Angelina Jolie did not rule out a potential run, either.

Still, when polled more recently, Democrats preferred an unnamed potential candidate over any of the names mentioned.


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Obama Reportedly Said Pete Buttigieg Too ‘Gay’ and ‘Short’ to be President

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Former president Barack Hussein Obama reportedly said that former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg was too “gay” and too “short” to be a serious presidential contender during the midst of the 2020 presidential race.

Buttigieg, who ran for president in 2020 and surprisingly won the Iowa caucus, is now the Transportation Secretary under President-imposed Joe Biden. He is considered a rising star in the Democrat Party due to his homosexual lifestyle, which includes being gay married to a husband, but Obama is apparently a doubter.

Obama reportedly made his remarks while addressing a group of black Democrat donors in Oct. 2019 as he was attempting to exert his influence over the process. The revelation comes from a new book authored by The Hill’s Amie Parnes and NBC’s Jonathan Allen titled, Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency.

At the time, Obama was apparently supporting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president. The excerpt from the book, which includes various pot shots made by Obama toward Buttigieg, reads as follows:

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When he was asked to return to the original question on his advice, Obama said he liked Buttigieg, a rising talent who’d worked on his own campaign. But despite his affinity for the South Bend mayor, he rattled off a list of reasons why Buttigieg couldn’t win. 

“He’s thirty- eight,” Obama said, pausing for dramatic effect, “but he looks thirty.” The audience laughed. Obama was on a roll, using the tone of light ridicule he some-times pointed at himself — ” big ears” and “a funny name,” he’d said so many times before. Now, it was directed at Buttigieg. “He’s the mayor of a small town,” the former president continued. “He’s gay,” Obama said, “and he’s short.” More laughter. 

Only months earlier, Buttigieg had sat in Obama’s postpresidential office in Washington seeking counsel on how to maintain equanimity in the face of homophobia on the campaign trail. Now, behind his back, Obama was riffing on him to some of the wealthiest Black men in America at a time when Buttigieg had been dubbed “Mayo Pete” by critics who believed he couldn’t connect with African American voters.

It goes without saying that any conservative who made similar remarks would be pilloried by the fake news media. Obama will get a pass, although the comments may make the former president’s relationship with the former mayor strained as Buttigieg climbs up the political ladder undeservedly due solely to identity politics.

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