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Joe Biden hosts Wall Street donors at NY fundraisers as campaign struggles

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crowd during a South Carolina campaign launch party on February 11, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Joe Biden is set to rally more than 250 Wall Street and big-money donors Thursday at a pair of fundraisers in New York after his presidential campaign stumbled in Iowa and New Hampshire.

A guest list, first obtained by CNBC, shows that the events will draw some of the biggest names in the financial services community to Biden’s side, despite his campaign’s recent struggles. Biden landed in fifth place in the Democratic primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday and finished fourth in last week’s Iowa caucuses.

Biden’s campaign is expected to raise at least $1 million between the two gatherings.

The list shows names such as former Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack, Centerview Partners’ Alan Hartman, Citigroup executive Ray McGuire, Blackstone operating chief Jonathan Gray, Snap Chairman Michael Lynton and former Obama economic advisor Jeffrey Zients, who is also the president of private equity firm Cranemere Group.

Attendees also include Goldman Sachs chief spokesman Jake Siewert, along with his wife, Christine Anderson, who is the head of public affairs at Blackstone. Jonathan Henes, Sen. Kamala Harris’ former national finance chair who is now backing Biden, and Mark Gallogly, a co-founder of Centerbridge Partners, are listed to attend.

The first gathering is set to take place at…



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