Former top advisers to Senator Bernie Sanders are teaming up on a surprising new venture to try to rally progressive support for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s 2020 campaign: a super PAC.Jeff Weaver, who served as Mr. Sanders’s campaign manager in 2016 and as a top adviser in 2020, and Mark Longabaugh, who worked for Mr. Sanders in 2016 but left the 2020 campaign early on, are the leading figures behind the effort, according to people familiar with the matter.Mr. Sanders has railed for years against super PACs, which can accepted unlimited donations, emphasizing his reliance on millions of small contributions from supporters online to fuel his two presidential bids. Mr. Sanders, through a spokesman, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the new group.The paperwork for the new committee was filed last Wednesday, by Lora Haggard, who was treasurer of the 2020 Sanders campaign. Ms. Haggard declined to comment on the new group, which is called Future to Believe In PAC, a play on Mr. Sanders’s 2016 slogan.
Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and the person with the most experience competing and debating against President Trump, will throw her support behind Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday, the latest party leader to try to make the case for returning the White House to Democratic hands in November.
Mrs. Clinton is expected to announce her endorsement on Tuesday afternoon, according to a person familiar with the plans, and appear with Mr. Biden in an online conversation about the impact of the coronavirus on women.
On her Twitter account Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton all but confirmed the endorsement as she disclosed that she would be appearing at the online event with Mr. Biden.
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