Clinton, Buttigieg among Democrats set to hold virtual events for Biden

Clinton, Buttigieg among Democrats set to hold virtual events for Biden
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A number of high-profile Democrats are set to hold events for the party's presidential candidate, Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Tammy Duckworth is the epitome of the American Dream Mexico's president uses US visit to tout ties with Trump MORE, in the coming weeks as the race against President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE heats up. 

Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Facebook civil rights audit finds 'serious setbacks' | Facebook takes down Roger Stone-affiliated accounts, pages | State and local officials beg Congress for more elections funds OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Sanders-Biden climate task force calls for carbon-free power by 2035 | Park Police did not record radio transmissions during June 1 sweep of White House protesters | Court upholds protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears GOP Miami mayor does not commit to voting for Trump MORE is set to host a virtual reception for Biden on July 9, according to an email from a Biden delegate obtained by The Hill. 

A number of former 2020 Democratic contenders are also slated to hold events for the former vice president, including former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg's new book, 'Trust,' slated for October release Biden hires top aides for Pennsylvania Democratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights MORE on July 7; Andrew YangAndrew YangBiden campaign to take over 'Supernatural' star's Instagram for interview Hillicon Valley: Justice Department announces superseding indictment against WikiLeaks' Assange | Facebook ad boycott gains momentum | FBI sees spike in coronavirus-related cyber threats | Boston city government bans facial recognition technology The Hill's Campaign Report: Progressives feel momentum after primary night MORE on July 17; and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeBellwether counties show trouble for Trump Colorado GOP Rep. Scott Tipton defeated in primary upset Clinton, Buttigieg among Democrats set to hold virtual events for Biden MORE (D-Texas) on June 29. 


Other political figures set to take part in the events include Sen. Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinBiden campaign adds staff in three battleground states Clinton, Buttigieg among Democrats set to hold virtual events for Biden Warren top choice for VP for some Black progressives MORE (D-Wis.) on July 17 and former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on June 29.

Biden is also expected to be joined by celebrities, including "Star Wars" star Mark Hamill on June 30 and musician Willie Nelson on June 29. 

The announcement comes after former President Obama joined Biden for a fundraiser on Tuesday, raking in more than $11 million. Additionally, Obama made news during the event, referring to Trump as "shambolic" and "mean spirited."

"What we have seen over the last couple of years is a White House enabled by Republicans in Congress and a media structure that supports them that has not just differed in terms of policy but has gone at the very foundations of who we are and who we should be," Obama said. 

Biden leads Trump in a number of state and national level polls. The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Biden up 10.1 points. 

The fundraising contest has also ramped up between the two campaigns. Trump and the Republican National Committee (RNC) brought in a combined record $74 million in May, but still fell behind Biden and the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) combined haul of $81 million.

The president and the RNC had about $265 million cash on hand at the beginning of June, while the Biden campaign and the DNC had roughly $130 million.