James Carville made the request in a campaign text despite predictions that Biden would drop out.


James Carville, the longtime Democratic strategist known as the “Ragin' Cajun,” said in an interview published Saturday that he doesn't think President Biden will be on the ticket on Election Day. But hours after the story was published, the Biden campaign sent out a fundraising message requesting his name.

“Hi, this is James Carville. I need you and Democrats everywhere to contribute to the Biden-Harris campaign ASAP. Help him defeat Donald Trump.

Carville told The Post that he “never signed it.”

Hours before the campaign text was sent out, Carville was quoted in an Axios story that examined who would play a role in influencing whether Biden would hold a presidential debate performance. Later they will move aside.

Carwell, who was the chief strategist for Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, told the outlet that he thought Biden would not enter the race until closer to Election Day. A famous quote from the late economist Herb Stein is, “What can't last…won't last.”

Biden campaign spokeswoman Lauren Hutt said in a statement that Carville's team “has signed off on a strong fundraising package for our campaign that includes today's message, and that will ensure Biden's re-election.” So we're grateful for everything they've done in the second term.”

But Carville told The Post he checked with his team, and they had no idea. That said, the fundraising text didn't bother me as much as the debate did.

“Of all their vices, I guess this is the most minor,” he said. But he added: “It's a strange thing that your name goes to half a million people.”

Late Saturday night, the Biden campaign provided an email showing a Carville representative had approved the fundraising earlier this month.

Still, Carville said he would vote for Biden if he were running against former President Donald Trump on Election Day.

Since Thursday night, the Biden campaign's fundraising texts have focused on the president's debate performance — using mirror language Biden used on stage and telling supporters to shut up “to beat Trump again.” .

In a text on Friday, Biden also invoked the rhetoric used at a rally in Raleigh, N.C., that day, acknowledging his debate performance the previous night.

“I know I'm not young. I don't walk as easily as I used to. I don't speak as easily as I used to. I don't argue like I used to,” the text said. “I also know how to speak the truth … I know how to act.”

Since the debate, Biden has been on a fundraising spree.

After his rally in Raleigh on Friday, Biden flew to New York and participated in a fundraiser in Manhattan with stars such as Billy Porter and Elton John. His Saturday schedule includes two campaign receptions in East Hampton and another in New Jersey.

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