Biden and Harris in Preparation for their 2024 Election Campaign

By siliconindia   |   Wednesday, 03 May 2023, 13:05 IST
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Biden and Harris in Preparation for their 2024 Election Campaign

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris over the weekend met his top 150 donors, including one Indian-American entrepreneur, to develop a successful strategy to raise funds for their 2024 re-election campaign.

To create a successful fundraising plan for their 2024 re-election campaign, US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met with his top 150 donors over the weekend, including one Indian-American entrepreneur.

Participants from the meeting were explicit that despite not being a fundraiser, the reception signaled a new initiative to recruit underrepresented donors. Ajay Jain Bhutoria, the Democratic Party's deputy national finance chair, and top Indian-American fundraiser, was one of the 150 top Democratic donors present at the meeting in Washington, DC. The campaign has set a goal of raising USD 2 billion for the 2024 re-election campaign.

Democratic Party officials unveiled their campaign strategy at the first in-person donor conference for Biden's re-election campaign in 2024. They also started their fundraising efforts to attain the target of two billion USD, which is double the one billion USD raised in the previous election cycle. Based on their accomplishments, meeting participants who requested anonymity indicated that both Biden and Harris appeared confident in their ability to win the 2024 election cycle. Several members of Congress and the Senate were also present, including Maryland Governor Wes Moore, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and California Governor Gavin Newsom.

In the meetings, Bhutoria praised the achievements of the Biden administration, highlighting ground-breaking laws like the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Respect for Marriage Act. Bhutoria's participation in the event and his support for both the Democratic Party and its candidates demonstrate the growing engagement of the Indian-American community in politics. He also emphasized the significance of fundraising efforts and the part that donors play in determining the direction of American politics in his capacity as the Democratic Party's deputy national finance chair.

Bhutoria has been a steadfast supporter of Biden for a very long time and was instrumental in helping him win the 2020 presidential election. He helped the campaign generate a sizable sum of money and mobilized millions of South Asian voters at the grassroots level who ended up making a difference in numerous close states. All of the major donors had one-on-one conversations with Vice President Harris personally. Harris has also been active in promoting the Biden agenda; most recently, he spoke at Howard University and discussed abortion rights.