Clinton, Dems strike fundraising deal
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump's economic approval takes hit in battleground states: poll This is how Democrats will ensure Trump's re-election The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE’s campaign has struck a deal with the Democratic National Committee to jointly raise money that can be used for the general election. 

The agreement sets up the Clinton campaign to coordinate with the national party and solicit checks together. A DNC official told The Hill that the party unveiled the agreement at its Summer Meeting in Minneapolis and invited all 50 state parties to join. 

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“In the face of unlimited soft money donations from billionaires funding the Republicans, Democrats will need a strong effort to counter and we are glad for the opportunity to work with the DNC on this,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told The Washington Post in a statement.

The Post first reported the agreement. 

The Clinton campaign will likely provide the party with a fundraising boost, as she’s shown an ability to attract donors in record numbers. Her more than $45 million second-fundraising quarter from April to June is more than any other candidate had ever raised in a three-month period. 

“We are building the organization we will need now to make sure that whoever our nominee is, they are in the best possible position to win next November,” DNC chairwoman and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schutlz (Fla.) said in a statement. 

Clinton’s campaign also confirmed fundraising agreements with four state parties—New Hampshire, Virginia, Wisconsin and Mississippi — this week, according to The New York Times. 

Thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling that abolished aggregate donation caps for political donations, as well as campaign finance rules tucked into last winter’s spending bill, these joint committees can be used to raise millions for the entire party apparatus’ use in the general election. 

The announcement comes just one day after Vice President Biden told DNC members on a conference call that he’s weighing a presidential bid but isn’t sure he has the “emotional fuel” after the recent death of his son. 

“If I were to announce to run, I have to be able to commit to all of you that I would be able to give it my whole heart and my whole soul, and right now, both are pretty well banged up,” he said, according to CNN

The DNC official added that the party is looking to strike similar deals with the other Democratic candidates.