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Dems bringing in Hillary Clinton to help with desperate Biden’s re-election

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President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign has hit a new level of distress.

The 81-year-old commander-in-chief is getting some backup from Democrats worried about his ability to pull off a win and, in the interest of giving him a leg-up, they are reportedly bringing in Hillary Clinton to save the day.

Last month, the twice-failed Democratic presidential candidate raised nearly $1 million at a fundraiser she held for Biden at her Georgetown home, according to NBC News. The outlet also noted how the 76-year-old former secretary of state has stepped up against criticism of Biden and published a pro-Biden op-ed in The Atlantic last month as well.

“Clinton is popular with women and key parts of the Democratic base and remains a fundraising draw who can help ensure Biden has the money to get his message out. There is still a two-for-the-price-of-one theme when it comes to her family: Husband Bill Clinton made a cameo at the fundraising event at their Washington home,” NBC News reported in an article titled, “She’s with him: Hillary Clinton steps out as a key player in Biden’s re-election effort.”

“Clinton’s role is only expected to grow in the new year, but for now, she is filling a space that at a later point in the campaign season former President Barack Obama will join,” the outlet added.

According to one unnamed Democratic strategist, “At the end of the day, Biden needs all the help that he can get.”

And, according to journalist and conservative commentator Charlie Hurt, Clinton really “never goes away.”

“I think Joe Biden’s going to need more than a[n] ‘I’m with her T-shirt’ with all of his political problems,” the Fox News contributor said on “The Big Weekend Show.”

“But, you know you are in deep, deep trouble if you are picking up the bat phone and calling Hillary Clinton to come help you out,” Hurt said. “And I think it was sort of interesting that their thinking is that he needs help among women voters. If you need help among women voters, and you’re a Democrat, and you’re running against Donald Trump, you should just quit because it’s over.”

Co-host Alicia Acuna thought the idea could pose a “big risk” for Biden.

“In terms of her popularity, that’s a big question and it could be a big risk. It just depends on where she shows up, when she shows up and what she has to say, because she and Biden don’t exactly have a cozy relationship,” she said. “They were pretty competitive.”

According to NBC News:

Biden and Clinton have not always been close — she elbowed him out of running in 2016 — but the president is thirsty for allies right now. His approval numbers are at an all-time low, and he is running neck and neck with a Republican front-runner, former President Donald Trump, who is under indictment in four separate cases.

Tom Daschle, a former Senate Democratic leader, feels good about the Clinton connection, saying, “I don’t know of a couple that could be any more helpful to President Biden than the Clintons.”

“They have an enormous level of support and admiration within the Democratic Party,” he told NBC News.

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