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Fri May 24, 2024, 02:12 AM May 24

Top Biden campaign official held Zoom call with Haley supporters hours after she endorsed Trump [View all]

Top Biden campaign official held Zoom call with Haley supporters hours after she endorsed Trump

A top official with Joe Biden’s presidential campaign held a call with Nikki Haley supporters on Wednesday, just hours after the former U.N. ambassador announced that she would be voting for Donald Trump.

The Zoom meeting involved Biden’s deputy political director Juan Peñalosa and members of the Haley Voters Working Group, a nonprofit composed of former Haley supporters. And though it had been scheduled prior to Haley’s announcement, the message conveyed didn’t change.

Peñalosa stressed that the campaign would continue to quietly reach out to current and former Republican elected officials who don’t support Trump. The goal wouldn’t just be to win their votes or campaign donations but to potentially offer endorsements of Biden as well.

“They said they’re going to have prominent Republican surrogates, like [former Georgia Lt. Gov.] Geoff Duncan, but that there are others they haven’t announced,” said Robert Schwartz, the executive director of the Haley Voters Working Group. “They separately plan on having Republican volunteers in battleground states talk to other Republicans.”

The Daily Beast first reported the call.
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