Joe Biden and Barack Obama reunited for the first time in the 2020 election cycle for a grassroots fundraiser on Tuesday, June 23, evening that raised more than $11 million, according to the campaign — the best fundraising event for the former vice president so far.
More than 175,000 grassroots donors raised $7.6 million for the event — a total alone that topped the $6 million brought in by a fundraiser with Sen. Elizabeth Warren last week, previously their best event of the 2020 cycle.
The event was the first fundraising effort by Obama, who praised his former second-in-command as the man for the job he once held.
“I am here to say that help is on the way if we do the work, because there’s nobody that I trust more to be able to heal this country and get it back on track, than my dear friend Joe Biden,” Obama said.
Obama’s team said Tuesday that the joint event with Biden is just the beginning of his reemergence onto the campaign trail.