Top Fundraiser For Joe Biden Walks Away After Dismal Performance At Second Debate

Joe Biden’s awful performance at the second Democrat debate just cost him an important ally.

A top Obama bundler, who was one of Biden’s top campaign fundraisers has decided to back away from the candidate.

CNBC reports:

Joe Biden loses support of top campaign fundraiser in Bay Area after comments on segregationists and Hyde amendment

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Former Vice President Joe Biden lost one of his top fundraisers after controversial comments regarding his work with past segregationists and his flip-flop on repealing the Hyde Amendment, CNBC has learned.

Tom McInerney, a veteran San Francisco based lawyer, informed Biden’s team on June 20 that he can no longer help him raise campaign cash to compete in the 2020 presidential election.

“I had actually let the campaign known I’d pulled back my support of Biden for now,” McInerney told CNBC. “I don’t think he did well last night,” he added, reflecting on Biden’s debate performance on Thursday night.

While McInerney is the first financier to publicly withdraw his support after Biden’s controversial round of comments, the loss is significant because it could be a harbinger of further defections.

To make matters even worse, McInerney expects other people will follow his lead.

Politico reports:

Biden fundraiser ditches him and warns others may too

Tom McInerney, a San Francisco-based attorney who was a lead bundler for former President Barack Obama, told CNBC he informed Biden’s team of his decision on June 20.

The news of his break comes one day after Biden delivered an uneven debate performance that provoked new doubts about his candidacy and turned a spotlight back on his controversial statements and past policy positions on civil rights and abortion…

And in a potentially troubling sign for Biden, McInerny predicted that others were likely souring on the Democratic front-runner. “I would imagine I’m not alone,” he said.

His commanding lead is beginning to dwindle as well:

If Biden keeps sinking, the other Dems running will come after him just like Harris did.

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