Ahead of a probably pivotal week on Capitol Hill, the Biden-Harris marketing campaign is stepping up its outreach to lawmakers amid rising requires President Biden to step down from the ticket. Mr. Biden has personally made 20 calls to congressional members since final month’s presidential debate in Atlanta and extra calls are anticipated, a marketing campaign official confirms to CBS News. 

Last week, the White House stated the president spoke with a number of key allies together with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders additionally advised Face The Nation Sunday that he had not too long ago spoken with the president.

A memo acquired by CBS News, which was despatched to Hill places of work by the Biden-Harris marketing campaign, highlights greater than a dozen appearances by the president for the reason that debate in “blue wall states,” together with this weekend’s marketing campaign occasions in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. On Sunday, Mr. Biden spoke at Philadelphia church, stopped by a subject workplace with Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania to rally volunteers and joined Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro at a espresso store in Harrisburg. 

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President Biden and Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro go to a espresso store in Harrisburg on July 7, 2024.

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“I’m as much as the job,” Biden, 81, advised reporters earlier than departing the Keystone State on Air Force One.

The memo outlines Mr. Biden’s upcoming schedule this week, which options the NATO summit, a gathering with union leaders on the AFL-CIO Wednesday and a marketing campaign occasion in Detroit Friday. It factors to a brand new Bloomberg/Morning Consult poll that reveals Mr. Biden narrowing the hole to 45%-47% towards former President Donald Trump in seven key battleground states. It additionally boasts help from surrogates and grassroots donors, citing June as its “greatest” fundraising month with a $127 million haul.

“Since the talk, we have seen an outpouring of strong and frequently rising grassroots help, sending a transparent message – Americans perceive the stakes and are fired-up and able to re-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” the memo reads.

The effort follows a Sunday afternoon management name with rating members from varied House committees. Several senior House Democrats stated the President ought to finish his re-election marketing campaign within the wake of his latest debate efficiency, a number of individuals inform CBS News.

At least 5 House Democrats have known as on the president to step down because the social gathering nominee. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner scrapped a Monday assembly with a gaggle of Senate Democrats to debate the president’s bid, a supply aware of the senator’s pondering confirmed to CBS News. 

House and Senate Democrats are anticipated to carry separate conferences Tuesday the place Mr. Biden’s embattled presidential marketing campaign is prone to come up. 

“I’ve received a wait and see place to see how issues go,” one House Democrat advised CBS News. “I believe most individuals simply need to proceed to see how the president does.”

extra reporting by Nancy Cordes.