Former President Clinton to headline Biden fundraiser

Former President Clinton will join a fundraiser for President Biden’s reelection bid in Virginia in June, a source familiar confirmed to The Hill.

The event, which Axios first reported, will take place June 18 and will be hosted by former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and first lady Jill Biden are also expected to attend.

Virginia, which Biden won in 2020, is a state former President Trump has his sights on flipping back to red in November. Biden is leading Trump in Virginia by less than 2 points, according to polling averages from Decision Desk HQ/The Hill.

The event with former President Clinton will follow a high-profile fundraiser scheduled for June in Los Angeles with former President Obama and actors George Clooney and Julia Roberts.

Clinton, along with Obama, gave Biden’s campaign a boost in April when they held a major New York City fundraiser in March. That event brought in $26 million in one night for Biden’s campaign.

The president’s campaign is stepping up its high-donor events after it raised $51 million in April, which fell short of the $76 million Trump raised at the same time. Biden has $192 million in cash on hand entering June, topping Trump’s numbers.

The next few months are critical in determining whether Trump will be able to close the president’s fundraising advantage over him. For now, Democrats are largely brushing off Trump’s April fundraising performance as a one-time event.

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