President Biden heads to Texas for private fundraisers – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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President Joe Biden visited North Texas on Wednesday to participate in two private fundraising events ahead of the November election.

Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee and will face presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump this fall in a rematch of the 2020 election.

Air Force One landed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport around 5:45 p.m. A motorcade transported the President to two campaign receptions in North Texas. The President has not planned any public appearance during his visit to North Texas.

President Joe Biden speaks with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, right, after the president landed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

According to our partners at The Dallas Morning News, one of Biden’s events in Dallas will be hosted by trial attorney Russell Budd, Dallas attorney Regina Montoya and others. The newspaper reported that the second event will be hosted by Dallas businessman Kneeland Youngblood, according to people familiar with the event who asked not to be identified.

President Biden spent about an hour at each reception. He raised $2.5 million at the first event.

The president was greeted by pro-Palestinian protesters at the second event organized in Preston Hollow by Youngblood.

Biden is expected to be in Houston on Thursday for another fundraiser.

According a report from The Associated PressBiden’s campaign has amassed $155 million in cash for the 2024 election, far surpassing Trump’s total.

Before heading to Dallas on Wednesday, NBC News reported Biden was in Arizona where he announced a deal to provide Intel with up to $8.5 billion in direct financing and $11 billion in loans for computer chip plants in Arizona, Ohio, New Mexico and Oregon. Intel’s projects would be funded in part through the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, which the Biden administration helped push through Congress.

President Biden visited North Texas on Wednesday night and then headed to Houston on Thursday. NBC 5’s Vince Sims and Meredith Yeomans provide updates.

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