Joe Biden Begins Taking Money for a 2020 Presidential Campaign

The New York Times reports that "[f]ormer Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has begun accepting financial donations for a 2020 presidential campaign," with "[t]wo fund-raising solicitations, circulated by Democratic donors in California and Pennsylvania" indicating that Biden’s campaign committee would be called “Biden for President.”

Such solicitations for candidacy, as opposed to "testing the waters" of candidacy, would make Biden a candidate under federal campaign finance laws.

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has begun accepting financial donations for a 2020 presidential campaign, an unambiguous sign that he intends to begin his challenge to President Trump within days.

Several Democratic donors and party fund-raisers received emails in recent days encouraging them to write sizable checks to support Mr. Biden’s planned candidacy, and to mail them to a Democratic consulting firm in Northern Virginia.

Two fund-raising solicitations, circulated by Democratic donors in California and Pennsylvania, said Mr. Biden’s campaign committee would be called “Biden for President.”

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