Former Vice President Joe Biden takes the stage for the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida.
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Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos is looking to help former Vice President Joe Biden in the battle for fundraising supremacy in the 2020 Democratic primary, CNBC has learned.
Gianopulos is looking to host a fundraiser for Biden in the coming months, company spokesman Chris Petrikin confirmed.
“Jim is a long time supporter of the vice president and has offered to help with his campaign,” he said. “The possibility of an event this month was discussed, but the schedules didn’t work out and they are discussing an event later this summer or early fall.”
The development shows that some of Biden’s top financial supporters are shrugging off his headline-making battle with rival 2020 candidate Sen. Kamala Harris at the Democratic debate that brought up his record on busing and his relationship with segregationists.