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Obama returns to campaign trail, raises more than $4 Million for Biden fundraiser

Former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail, raised more than $4 million from 120,000 individual donors ahead of his first fundraiser for Joe biden.

The small dollar fundraiser Tuesday night will be held online and offers a fresh test of Obama’s ability to transfer his popularity to Biden, his former vice president who is now seeking the White House on his own.

Obama when he was in the White House sometimes struggled to lift other Democratic candidates, notably seems loosing control of the House in 2010 and the Senate in 2014. But now at the time of President, Democrats beleive Obama’s appeal, it can boost biden energy especially in black and young voters.

“There’s two groups of voters that Biden needs to move,” said Dan Pfeiffer, former White House communications director. “You have the 4 million Obama 2012 voters that sat out in ’16, Obama obviously has cache with them. And you have to persuade some number of voters who voted for Barack Obama in 2012 and either Trump or a third party candidate in 2016, and Obama obviously is very, very high-performing with those as well.”

In April, Obama endrosed Joe Biden in a video messaage but Obama was not that much interested and involved in Biden’s campaign as he became active after George Floyd’s death, he’s reemerged publicly to speak out on policing and the civil unrest that followed the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Some Democrats say that, in the wake of Floyd’s killing, Obama’s voice as an advocate for Biden and a leader for the party is needed.

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