Biden super PAC slams Trump campaign for spending in early states to 'choose the nominee'

Biden super PAC slams Trump campaign for spending in early states to 'choose the nominee'
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A super PAC backing former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenProsecutor investigating whether Tara Reade gave false testimony as expert witness Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally George Floyd's sister says Minneapolis officers should be charged with murder MORE's presidential campaign on Saturday blasted negative ads against Biden in early primary states as an attempt by President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice says it will recommend Trump veto FISA bill Fauci: Nominating conventions may be able to go on as planned Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally MORE to sabotage him before he can benefit from key Democratic constituencies, according to Politico.

“Trump is spending considerable sums in the early states, particularly Iowa, in a hope to stop Biden’s momentum before he can get to the states where his coalition works to his benefit,” Democratic strategist Steve Schale wrote in a memo, according to the publication.

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“Trump’s digital advantage has been well documented, and just this week alone, the Trump campaign spent $250,000 in negative ads in Iowa and Nevada. He wants to choose the nominee, and we aren’t willing to let that happen,” Schale added.

The memo specifically points to Biden’s polling strength in South Carolina, the first contest involving significant numbers of African American voters, as well as Nevada, the first with a significant Latino population.

“Much like Secretary Clinton did after Iowa and New Hampshire, there is a very real path for Biden to get on a run to roll up delegates in the contests that come in the 6 weeks following New Hampshire,” the memo states, according to Politico.

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