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Biden Embraces Big Donors as Rivals Give Them the Cold Shoulder

May 22, 2019 - The New York Times

A couple of days before Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced his campaign for president, he spent 45 minutes on the phone with John Morgan, a major Florida political donor. As they chatted, Mr. Morgan suggested that the former vice president would be jealous to know that he was lounging poolside, a cigar in hand, with his two German shepherds by his side.

Not so, Mr. Biden insisted, as Mr. Morgan recalled. ''Because I'm sitting looking at the Potomac with my two German shepherds,'' Mr. Biden repl...