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Biden campaign sends memo to House allies to quell fears following debate performance

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Joe Biden’s campaign sent a memo Wednesday morning to House allies that shows still tight internal polling and the latest fundraising numbers, in an attempt to quell concerns from members about the president’s reelection efforts.

The memo, obtained by POLITICO, noted the Biden campaign “significantly outraised” the Trump campaign, bringing in $127 million to the Republican’s $112 million in June.

The memo also stated that the incoming New York Times/Siena College poll — which is expected to show a significant drop for Biden — is an “outlier,” saying other public polling and internal battleground polling from the campaign shows a “steady race” between Biden and Trump.

The note further highlights that the hour after the debate “was the best grassroots fundraising hour of the entire campaign.”

Hill Democrats — privately and publicly — have been airing concerns about Biden’s ability to run for reelection after his debate performance Thursday. While Biden has called House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), senior Democrats have largely not heard from the president.

Two moderate Democrats — Reps. Jared Golden (D-Maine) and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-Wash.) — have said they don’t believe Biden will win in November. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) became the first sitting lawmaker to call on Biden to withdraw from the race.