Biden super PAC: Donors could create 'doomsday scenario' for Democrats

Biden super PAC: Donors could create 'doomsday scenario' for Democrats
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A super PAC supporting Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Klobuchar releases medical report that says she's in 'very good health' Candidates face pressure to exit presidential race MORE is warning donors of a “doomsday scenario” for the party if they don’t unite behind the former vice president, according to a memo obtained by Politico

Unite the Country super PAC claims that Biden is the sole candidate that can “unite every corner of the Democratic coalition” to take on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests Sotomayor, Ginsburg should have to recuse themselves on 'Trump related' cases Sanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals MORE in November. 

“Donors hedging their bets on Biden because of [Mike] Bloomberg could be creating a doomsday scenario for Democrats everywhere,” the group’s treasurer, Larry Rasky, wrote in the memo, Politico reported. Bloomberg, a billionaire self-funding his campaign, announced he’d be skipping the first four nominating states. Despite his late entry to the race and not having participated in a single debate, the former New York City mayor has been rising in recent polls.

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The memo is dated Saturday, after the caucuses in Iowa, where Biden trailed in fourth place behind Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals MORE (I-Vt.), Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Candidates face pressure to exit presidential race MORE and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenCandidates face pressure to exit presidential race Buttigieg proposes undoing SALT deduction cap Bloomberg called Warren 'scary,' knocked Obama's first term in leaked audio MORE (D-Mass.) 

Rasky also reportedly wrote that the “Sanders-Warren wing of the Party is ready for the Bloomberg fight,” but said that Democrats “cannot afford a split convention.” 

“Do you really think the Sanders voters wing will support Mike Bloomberg?” he asked, adding that “it looks like Bernie could consolidate the left quickly” if Warren can’t “close on” the Vermont senator. 

Although the memo warns about Sanders as the party's nominee, Rasky also takes a swing at Buttigieg in the memo. 

“We all like and respect mayor Pete. He has run a tremendous campaign. However, Democrats run the risk of a realignment of the African American vote if Pete is the nominee,” Rasky wrote. 

Spokespeople for Buttigieg, Sanders and Warren were not immediately available for comment. 

The super PAC announced last week it would be investing $900,000 on TV and digital ads in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday's primary. It also said that it started targeted communications to African American and Latino voters in Nevada, and will soon move into South Carolina with radio and digital advertisements.