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No more handshakes or photo ops, but Biden, Trump still raise big money for campaigns

But a year later, hundreds of people crammed into someone’s living room is out of the question, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. And so Biden’s most recent Florida fundraiser, a “fireside chat” with state agriculture commissioner Nikki Fried on Wednesday, was entirely virtual – and $1,000 to $2,800 only got contributors the log-in information.

Biden’s campaign, as well as President Donald Trump’s, is still in the process of figuring out how to raise the kind of cash needed to propel a presidential run without being able to fundraise in person.

“[It’s] much more difficult,” said Morgan, a longtime Democratic fundraiser who has hosted events for the Clintons and President Obama.