Pro-Biden super PAC launches positive announcements amid drop in fundraising

Unite the Country drove Biden through the presidential primaries, as Biden struggled to keep up with his Democratic rivals in fundraising. The group raised $ 10 million in March as Biden rebounded and opened a decisive main lead with victories on Super Tuesday. But in April, when Priorities USA received the go-ahead from the Biden campaign for its “leadership,” Unite the Country’s fundraiser collapsed, at just $ 2 million in the next two months.

But Unite the Country raised more than $ 1.3 million in the first 10 days of June, according to an aide, and the group has partnered with American Bridge 21st Century, another outsider pro-Biden Democrat group, to pool research and resources.

Priorities USA, which led Democratic external spending in 2016, has focused much of its television and digital advertising messages on attacking President Donald Trump. In March, the super PAC launched a $ 6 million ad blitz, criticizing Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Unite the Country television and digital commercials will air in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, three midwestern states that were key to Trump’s 2016 victory and are now key to Democrats retaking the White House.

“Then Vice President Joe Biden oversaw the 2009 American Recovery Act: 14 million jobs were created, the auto industry was rescued, the longest sustained job growth in United States history,” says the narrator of the announcement in the television advertisement. “With 6 million out of poverty and less than 1 percent waste, he has done it before. He will do it again.”

A couple of Unite the Country digital announcements also highlight Biden’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and his work on economic recovery in 2009.