Biden taps Obama alums for high-level campaign positions: report

Biden taps Obama alums for high-level campaign positions: report
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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security' Trump got into testy exchange with top GOP donor Adelson: report Blumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections MORE in recent weeks has added a handful of campaign aides who worked in the White House during the Obama administration.

The campaign brought on four former staffers who worked under Obama confidant Valerie JarrettValerie June JarrettObamas discuss pandemic, voting, anxiety and community in new podcast Barack Obama to be first guest on Michelle Obama's new podcast The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Facebook — Republicans rejigger summer convention plans MORE, Axios reported Tuesday. Three of the four joined the campaign in late May as senior advisers, while the other joined the former vice president's transition team late this month.

All four new hires are people of color, underscoring the Biden campaign's effort to inject more diversity into its upper ranks.

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"By lifting up these particular individuals, he’s giving the rest of us a window into who’s going to help run the show in the White House, and I think that’s engendering more confidence in him," one Obama administration alum told Axios.

Former President Obama has become more active in the campaign, appearing in an online fundraiser with Biden on June 23. The event was viewed by 175,000 donors and generated more than $7.6 million.

Recent polls, including one from Fox News, show Biden widening his lead nationally over President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE, who is also trailing the former vice president in several battleground states.