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Democratic donors send Biden letter asking him to withdraw from elections - WP

Democratic donors send Biden letter asking him to withdraw from elections - WP Photo: Joe Biden (Getty Images)
Author: Daryna Vialko

Donors of the US Democratic Party have sent a letter to the incumbent President, Joe Biden, urging him to "cement his legacy" by ending his bid for re-election, according to the Washington Post.

“We respectfully urge you to withdraw from being a candidate for reelection for the sake of our democracy and the future of our nation,” says the letter, which was signed by 168 donor representatives.

It is also known that the letter continued to collect signatures after it was delivered to senior White House officials.

The letter was initiated by the Leadership Now Project, a group founded in 2018 in response to growing concerns about threats to democratic norms. According to a person familiar with the initiative, the letter was shared with several White House advisers on condition of anonymity to describe the private communication.

Among the signatories are:

  • Christy Walton, a billionaire and daughter-in-law of Walmart's founder;
  • retired NFL commissioner Paul J. Tagliabue;
  • billionaire investor Mike Novogratz;
  • former Google CEO Ning Mosberger-Tang;
  • Managing Director of Warburg Pincus Harsha Marti;
  • Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig; New York University professor and podcaster Scott Galloway;
  • Weyco Group CEO Tom Florsheim;
  • former Army secretary Louis Caldera;
  • hedge fund investor Kevin Brennan of Bridgewater Associates

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Recently, the first round of debates between incumbent US President Joe Biden and his main rival in the elections, former President Donald Trump, took place in the United States. As noted in the media, Biden was quiet during the discussions, his voice was weak and unconvincing.

After the debate was over, Biden had doubts about running for President for a while. However, his family still urged him not to leave the race.