This isn’t the topic that the Biden campaign wants to be talking about (again).
“Nearly two-thirds of the money the Biden Cancer Initiative spent since its founding in 2017 went toward staff compensation and six-figure salaries for top executives. The group spent far less on efforts to eradicate cancer.” (Washington Free Beacon)
Joe Biden’s campaign has faced many questions about the $50,000 his son Hunter earned monthly from a Ukranian energy company. This spring, a Senate committee authorized subpoenas to investigate the issue more thoroughly.
But now the same type of questions may come on a different topic, as the Washington Free Beacon reports.
As the Free Beacon reported: “The Biden cancer group’s financial disclosures may raise new questions about whether the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee allowed associates to profit off their access to him.”
Apparently more than just former DNC Chair Terry McAuliffe are happy that Biden’s in the basement.
“Democrats who were once alarmed that Biden needed to do more are suddenly perfectly happy with a schedule that keeps him as close as possible to his Wilmington, Del., home most days. Only recently has he begun to make forays beyond his own neighborhood.” (POLITICO)
After a tough opinion piece in the New York Times (of course!) from Obama strategists, there was criticism on the left for Joe Biden’s campaign strategy of sitting at home in his basement.
But now it seems that Democrats like the idea. It’s been more than 80 days since Biden has held a press conference, and he’s done few public events this spring due to COVID-19. But that hasn’t stopped him from holding high-profile virtual fundraisers.
In contrast, President Trump has returned to the campaign trail with two large, in-person rallies since just last Saturday.
Eventually Biden will have to face the voters, and it’ll be interesting to see what happens in the polls when he does.
Here’s how the Democratic National Committee will run their convention in August.
“The DNC, though, also remained mum on how many people will be allowed to be in the audience inside the Wisconsin Center come August, though said delegates will be asked to stay at home and do their business remotely.” (Fox News)
The Democratic convention will still be held in Milwaukee this summer (albeit in August instead of the scheduled July), but it’ll be at a scaled-down venue with plenty of satellite events across the country.
Not all the details are out yet, but it sounds like there are plans for the convention business — platform changes, rule changes, and of course the formal nomination of Joe Biden to the Democratic ticket — will happen online.
The ground game of 2020 may be finally starting.
“A Democratic-aligned group announced Thursday that it would return to in-person voter canvassing for candidates in seven states this weekend. Progressive Turnout Project (PTP) said in a press release that volunteers would be on the ground in a number of battleground states including Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Georgia, Iowa and Kansas.” (The Hill)
Political campaigns halted their “ground game,” i.e. door-to-door canvassing efforts to talk with voters directly, due to coronavirus.
But one progressive group has become the first (we think — correct us if we’re wrong!) to announce that it will return to door-to-door outreach.