Biden Donors Backed His Charity as He Eyed 2020 Bid
The overlap is common for politicians who run nonprofit groups. But it appears the ex VP learned a lesson from other presidential candidates who maintained charities on the side.
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Some of Joe Biden’s top political donors also financed the nonprofit that’s been publicly promoting him in the years between his stint as vice president and the declaration of his 2020 candidacy on Thursday.
The Biden Foundation plans to close its doors as the former VP seeks the White House, The New York Times reported this week. On Wednesday, it released its 2018 annual report, detailing a host of activities that have affixed the Biden name to a number of charitable endeavors, such as the foundation’s public awareness campaign to promote LGBT inclusion. The report also disclosed dozens of the group’s top donors, and some of them have also generously supported Biden’s American Possibilities PAC over the past two years.