NBC: Large Number of Top Obama Fundraisers Not Committed to Bundling for Clinton

• August 25, 2015 8:14 am


NBC's Peter Alexander reported Tuesday that a significant number of top donors to President Obama's 2012 campaign are not committed to bundling large sums of money for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, adding more fuel to speculation that Vice President Joe Biden will enter the race.

"Only a small percentage of Obama's top fundraisers from 2012 have already committed to bundling large sums of money for the Clinton campaign," Alexander said on The Today Show.

The buzz for Biden has been growing after news that he huddled with liberal favorite Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) in Washington over the weekend. Biden and Obama then met for lunch Monday, and CNN reported Obama gave "his blessing" for Biden to throw his hat into the ring if he so chose.

At Monday's press briefing, White House spokesman Josh Earnest lavished praise on Biden as an experienced, successful national campaigner.

When Earnest mentioned President Obama thought that making Biden his running mate was the best decision he'd made in politics, it appeared to amount to an endorsement of him over Clinton, Obama's former secretary of state.

Clinton, struggling with questions of trustworthiness over her private email scandal, gave a panned press conference last week that reportedly worried White House officials.