President Joe Biden’s campaign for reelection has begun in earnest with the news of a mega fundraiser featuring former President Bill Clinton and former President Barack Obama.

Biden beat his closest competitor in the New Hampshire primary, Rep Dean Phillips (D-Minnesota), by more than 40% while not even being on the ballot and then won over 90% in the South Carolina primary.

With the Democratic nomination all but a lock, Biden has set his sights on the general election, where his opponent will almost certainly be former President Donald Trump.

Biden’s current approval ratings are hovering in the 30s percentile, and news of this fundraiser signals the Democratic party is aware the president could need all the help he can get.

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The fundraiser is in its early planning stage but top aides say it could happen as soon as March or April, as the former presidents try and line up their schedules. Insiders say the goal of the fundraiser, aside from raising money, is to energize the Democratic base, which has seemed less than enthusiastic about this potential rematch.

Biden’s campaign looks to ramp up in other ways too, as the campaign begins to open its record-setting political war chest of close to $100 million. The hiring of support staff has increased in battleground states, and a multi-million dollar ad campaign is also set to hit the airwaves around the time of the president’s State of The Union address. The campaign is said to focus on making distinctions between Biden and Trump.

Biden’s campaign has also announced that Biden will be hitting the campaign trail more frequently as the election draws near. Officials have stated he will be out in the country at least two days a week.

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