Biden Makes Quick NYC Visit for Campaign Fundraisers

(New York Daily News/TNS/Hamodia) — President Joe Biden was set Wednesday to make a quick fundraising trip to New York City as he ramps up efforts to fill his already bulging campaign war chest for the fall campaign.

The commander-in-chief and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will attend three separate fundraisers during the afternoon before returning to Washington, D.C.

No public appearances were planned and it’s unclear if Biden will even answer questions from reporters during the brief visit.

The White House didn’t announce locations or times of the events, raising the specter of traffic-snarling delays as his motorcade zigzags across town.

CBS New York reported that his motorcade will drive through 60th to 80th streets along Fifth Avenue and Riverside Drive. Barricades have already been set up and police are positioned along the route. He is expected to attend events on both the East and West Sides of Manhattan some time between 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. 

The MTA warned riders to expect delays on York Ave between 65th St and 72nd St in both directions on the M31, M66, and M72 buses.

Biden has intensified fundraising efforts since December and holds a strong cash lead over his near-certain Republican opponent, former President Donald Trump.

His campaign said Tuesday that January produced its highest monthly donation total since launching in April 2023, breaking monthly records previously set in December and November of last year.

While traveling to the West Coast over the weekend, the president told donors he had to win reelection so “we can say we saved American democracy.”

Biden, the Democratic National Committee and their affiliated entities reported raising more than $97 million in the final three months of last year and having a record $117 million on hand to close out 2023.

Trump’s political operation amassed about $130 million in the final months of last year but after spending heavily, headed into 2024 with more than $42 million.

Biden is counting on another big-bucks boost next month when he plans to team up with Democratic predecessors Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.

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