Former first lady Hillary Clinton has once again stepped into the election fray — but this time as a major contributor to presumptive nominee Joe Biden’s campaign.
According to Breitbart, Clinton raked in $2 million for Biden’s campaign in a virtual fundraiser held on Tuesday.
Biden’s fundraising and campaigning efforts have been significantly disrupted by the coronavirus crisis, as the 87-year-old candidate has been forced to hunker down at home while the pandemic rages.
Not to worry though, as Clinton was more than happy to lend her star power to a fundraiser that Biden did not attend.
Politico reported that this event was significant because the funds raised by Hillary’s effort were “more than any Biden surrogate has collected at a single event without the candidate present, according to campaign and party officials.”
Biden has struggled to adapt his campaign strategy to the new normal, — that of virtual fundraisers and appearances — leaving his campaign strapped for cash while opponent Donald Trump continues to bring in record amounts of donations every month.
The Politico report pointed out that although the Biden campaign has seen a bump in fundraising recently, “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,” coming in at $97.5 million.