Biden campaign emails post-debate fundraising pitch prior to debate

Biden campaign emails post-debate fundraising pitch prior to debate

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Hillicon Valley: Dems cancel surveillance vote after pushback to amendments | Facebook to ban certain coronavirus ads | Lawmakers grill online ticketing execs | Hacker accessed facial recognition company's database Vulnerable Democrats brace for Sanders atop ticket MORE asked supporters if he made them “proud” with his Wednesday night debate performance — about six hours before the debate.

“I’m leaving the fifth Democratic debate now. I hope I made you proud out there and I hope I made it clear to the world why our campaign is so important,” Biden said in a campaign email asking for donations. 

The email was sent out a little after 3 p.m. The debate is set to start at 9 p.m. 

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In his post-debate pitch for donations, Biden tells supporters that "we need more than plans" and bills himself as a leader "ready on day one to get the country back on track and clean up Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE's mess." 

"We need to reach across the aisle and demand that our leaders do what’s right," he wrote. 

About an hour after the initial email was sent, the Biden campaign sent a follow up “oops” email.

“You might have just gotten an email from Joe about just getting off of the debate stage. That’s our bad, team,” it read. “We know Joe is going to make us proud tonight. We were just so excited for it that we accidentally hit send too soon.”

Biden also campaigned off the mistake, asking supporters to chip in to reach a $90,000 fundraising goal before the debate.

Biden, a top-tier candidate, is one of 10 people set to appear on the debate stage in Atlanta. The debate is hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post. 

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