Tom McInerney, a veteran San Francisco based lawyer and one of Joe Biden's top campaign fundraiser broke the sad news to Biden's team on June 20th that he would no longer help the team raise campaign funds for 2020.
McInerney's decision to pull out as a major fundraiser for Biden came after d former vice president's comment on working with segregationists and flip flopping on the Hyde Amendment. This is a major loss to the Biden campaign as it could trigger a chain reaction of further defection. McInerney was a lead fundraiser for President Barack Obama in his first run for president. He helped Obama's campaign raise at least $200,000 throughout that cycle, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
Speaking to CNBC, McInerney said "I had actually let the campaign known I’d pulled back my support of Biden for now, i don’t think he did well last night (as he referred to Biden’s debate performance on Thursday night)." "I would imagine I’m not alone" McInerney added.
Joe Biden is an American politician who served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Biden also represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, Biden is a candidate for President in the 2020 election.