Biden, Dems, $42 Million

Joe Biden

( – Following abysmal polls revealing their diminished position heading into this year’s election, Joe Biden and Democrats managed to up their game to raise over $42 million.

Trailing well behind former President Donald Trump in key polls across the country, Biden’s reelection campaign received help from his small-time donors to amass $130 million to boost its campaign efforts against the GOP front-runner.

Biden’s campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez declared that “January’s fundraising haul – driven by a powerhouse grassroots fundraising program that continues to grow month by month – is an indisputable show of strength to start the election year.”

This fundraising total represents contributions to Biden’s campaign, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and their collaborative fundraising groups.

Additionally, Biden plans to start raising fresh money in a journey to California where he is expected to show up for other events in Los Angeles and San Francisco before going back to Washington.

Biden’s latest urge to raise funds comes at a time when he is trying to reignite his reelection strategy by including Delaware-based senior top White House supporters Mike Donilon and Jen O’Malley Dillon.

Both officials will help oversee strategy and operations amid Democratic worries over a shaky start and poor polling numbers for Biden.

A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that Biden and Trump are nearly tied in a hypothetical match. The survey revealed that 37% of participants support former President Trump while Biden supporters come close at 34%.

The poll follows a damaging report by Special Counsel Robert Hur where he highlighted alarming instances of forgetfulness and poor mental fitness. Despite the allegations, Hur opted not to charge Biden over his mishandling of classified documents post-vice presidency in 2017.