President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign is allegedly off to a sluggish start, with limited full-time personnel and an insufficient number of fundraising events following the failure to submit funding totals.
While former President Donald Trump is leading in the polls and raising massive amounts of money, Biden’s campaign has only two full-time employees who were both publicly announced, according to Axios.
Julie Chávez Rodrguez, the Biden campaign manager, has not even formally begun her job and will be out of the decision-making process for an additional two weeks because she continues to work for the administration.
In addition, the Biden campaign failed to publish fundraising totals. Worse, no official fundraising team leader is in place. The campaign had planned to submit fundraising amounts 48 hours following the president declaring his reelection bid last Friday, but totals were at such a low level that zero funds were reported.
Last cycle, Biden’s 2020 race released totals totaling $6.3 million 24 hours after announcing a campaign.
According to Bloomberg, the slow fundraising is attributable to an absence of coordination among the campaign and significant Democrat donors, although other donors were not approached for money at all on the opening day of the campaign.
Due to the reported lack of success of the Biden campaign to successfully take off, it is reliant on the scandal-plagued Democrat National Committee for funds. According to reports, the political group paid for Biden’s advertisements and introduction video. Former President Barack Obama’s campaign paid for its ads and announcement video.
Meanwhile, Trump’s campaign is gaining momentum. According to Trump’s senior adviser Jason Miller, the campaign’s funding increased by $7 million following news of his indictment in April. Trump has already raised $18.8 million in the first quarter.
Polls have also swung in Trump’s favor. Polls show Trump topping Biden by three to five points in a general election fight.