A super PAC supporting Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE is warning donors of a “doomsday scenario” for the party if they don’t unite behind the former vice president, according to a memo obtained by Politico.
Unite the Country super PAC claims that Biden is the sole candidate that can “unite every corner of the Democratic coalition” to take on President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE in November.
“Donors hedging their bets on Biden because of [Mike] Bloomberg could be creating a doomsday scenario for Democrats everywhere,” the group’s treasurer, Larry Rasky, wrote in the memo, Politico reported. Bloomberg, a billionaire self-funding his campaign, announced he’d be skipping the first four nominating states. Despite his late entry to the race and not having participated in a single debate, the former New York City mayor has been rising in recent polls.
The memo is dated Saturday, after the caucuses in Iowa, where Biden trailed in fourth place behind Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.), Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.)
Rasky also reportedly wrote that the “Sanders-Warren wing of the Party is ready for the Bloomberg fight,” but said that Democrats “cannot afford a split convention.”
“Do you really think the Sanders voters wing will support Mike Bloomberg?” he asked, adding that “it looks like Bernie could consolidate the left quickly” if Warren can’t “close on” the Vermont senator.
Although the memo warns about Sanders as the party’s nominee, Rasky also takes a swing at Buttigieg in the memo.
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“We all like and respect mayor Pete. He has run a tremendous campaign. However, Democrats run the risk of a realignment of the African American vote if Pete is the nominee,” Rasky wrote.
Spokespeople for Buttigieg, Sanders and Warren were not immediately available for comment.
The super PAC announced last week it would be investing $900,000 on TV and digital ads in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday’s primary. It also said that it started targeted communications to African American and Latino voters in Nevada, and will soon move into South Carolina with radio and digital advertisements.