Obama Plans First Joint Fundraisers With Kamala Harris Next Week

Barack Obama will join Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris at a pair of fundraising events next Friday, according to people familiar with the former president’s plans.

The two will hold a virtual small-dollar fundraiser and also a virtual event for high-dollar donors, with tickets selling for $100,000 or $250,000.

The events will be Obama’s first fundraisers with Harris since Democratic nominee Joe Biden selected her as his running mate in August. Earlier this month, the Biden campaign released a video of a conversation between Obama and Harris in which he gave tips and shared stories about working with Biden, his vice president for eight years.

Obama and Biden held a grassroots fundraiser in June that brought in $7.6 million. An additional $3.4 million was raised from an event reserved for high-dollar donors. Obama also headlined a fundraiser for the Biden campaign in July with actor George Clooney.

The Biden campaign declined to comment. Obama’s team did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Senator Elizabeth Warren is also scheduled to host a fundraiser for the Biden campaign on Oct. 19, and Hillary Clinton is slated to join former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Tony Blinken, Biden’s top foreign policy adviser, for a fundraiser on Oct. 20.

The Biden campaign set a fundraising record in August, bringing in $364.5 million and overtaking the enormous financial advantage President Donald Trump had when Biden became the presumptive nominee in April. Biden’s campaign entered September with $466 million in the bank while the Trump’s campaign entered the month with $325 million.

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