Joe Biden may be peddling a “Scranton versus Park Avenue” campaign — but his war chest is filled with cash from deep-pocketed donors living in New York City, including on the ritzy boulevard, records show.
In January, the Democratic presidential candidate was feted at a $2,800-a-ticket fundraiser at Newmark Knight Frank’s offices at 125 Park Avenue — a month after its CEO, Barry Gosin, gave $100,000 to the Biden-supporting super PAC Unite the Country, data on OpenSecrets.org shows.
Biden has also racked up donations from other Park Avenue residents, including Tony Award-winning producer Stacey Mindich, who’s given $200,000, and Caroline Kennedy, who’s donated thousands, according to the records on OpenSecrets.
Donors from the Big Apple have raised more than $51 million for Biden, the second-highest amount behind those in California, which have brought him more than $73 million, according to OpenSecrets.
More than $42 million of donations from New York came from the metropolitan area.
The Biden-supporting super PAC Unite The Country also has a long list of donors from New York — and not a single one from Scranton.
New York residents have also chipped in the most — $6.3 million — to the Biden Action Fund, compared to just $52,000 from those in Pennsylvania, including Biden’s home city of Scranton.
At a CNN town hall last week, Biden framed November’s election as pitting Scranton against Park Avenue — a reference to his working-class upbringing in the Keystone State and diss to Trump’s real-estate background.
“I view this campaign as a campaign between Scranton and Park Avenue,” Biden said. “All Trump can see from Park Avenue is Wall Street. All he thinks about is the stock market.”
During a campaign rally in Ohio on Monday, Trump accused Biden of selling out American workers.
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