Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.
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Joe Biden’s campaign paid a prominent, longtime Democratic speech coach the day after the former vice president’s widely criticized performance in the first debate of the 2020 primary.
The Biden team’s second quarter Federal Election Commission filing shows that the campaign wrote a check of just over $5,300 on June 28 to Sheehan Associates for “strategic consulting” services. The firm is run by Michael Sheehan, who helped Bill Clinton prepare for debates and speeches during his presidential campaigns.
“Michael has coached more Presidents, Vice Presidents, First Ladies, Cabinet Secretaries, Governors, Mayors and Members of Congress than anyone else in the country,” the Sheehan Associates website boasts….