Former Biden Fundraiser Announces Support For Kamala Harris

Credits Harris's debating skills

• July 26, 2019 8:27 pm


San Francisco-based lawyer Tom McInerney , who was formerly a fundraiser for Vice President Joe Biden, announced his support on Friday afternoon for Sen. Kamala Harris's (D., Calif.) presidential campaign.

Impressed by her performance in the first debate, McInerney will now fundraise for Harris, according to CNBC.

"I'll be helping Kamala," he told the network. He specifically cited his confidence in Harris's ability to debate President Donald Trump.

Last month, McInerney told the Biden campaign he would not longer fundraise for them due to Biden's comments about working with segregationist senators and his inconsistency on supporting the Hyde Amendment.

McInerney also credited Biden's shakiness in the first debate, criticizing the vice president's weak performance.

"I don’t think he did well last night," he said at the time, according to Politico.

McInerney was also a major fundraiser for President Obama during the former president's 2008 campaign.

Biden raised $21.5 million in the second quarter, the most out of any Democratic candidate. The CEO of Paramount Pictures announced he would hold a fundraiser for the frontrunner later this summer, potentially helping him absorb the blow of losing a major donor.