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Rumor Mill: Dem Ad-Maker Staking Out Biden’s Childhood Home in Scranton

It’s the latest sign that the former vice president is inching toward running for president.

By NTK Staff | 03.20.2019 @11:04am
Rumor Mill: Dem Ad-Maker Staking Out Biden’s Childhood Home in Scranton

Nearly all signs are pointing toward another Joe Biden run for the presidency, and that includes a Democratic ad-maker who was recently spotted in the Green Ridge neighborhood of Scranton, Pennsylvania, “scoping out” Biden’s childhood home.

Politico’s Playbook had the details Wednesday morning:

SPOTTED: Democratic ad-maker MARK PUTNAM in Scranton’s Green Ridge neighborhood over the weekend scoping out the house that JOE BIDEN grew up in. Biden has returned to the house several times over the years while campaigning.

PUTNAM PARTNERS has cut ads for Barack Obama and the Draft Biden movement. The firm also made some of the most viral ads of the 2018 cycle for congressional candidates MJ Hegar and Amy McGrath.

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday that Biden is now openly telling supporters he’s running and asking for support.

Former Vice President Joe Biden reached out to at least a half dozen supporters Tuesday to tell them he intends to run for president and to ask for their help in lining up contributions from major donors so he can quickly raise several million dollars, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The reason behind the phone calls, according to the Wall Street Journal, is so Biden can build up a strong fundraising base early. He worries he won’t be able to compete on the grassroots level with candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who raised $5.9 million in the first 24 hours of his candidacy, or former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), who raised $6.1 million in that same time period.

“Mr. Biden wants to announce a large fundraising number after his candidacy is official to better compete in what is often dubbed the ‘money primary’ that kicks off a presidential season,” WSJ’s Emily Glazer and Ken Thomas reported.

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