Unite the Country was founded after the Biden campaign reversed its position on accepting help from super PACs in October 2019. This reversal came after it was reported that Biden only had $8.98 million on hand, which was much less than his rivals, including South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). 
At the end of March 2020, Unite the Country PAC spent $1 million on an ad criticizing President Donald Trump’s handling of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Unite the Country PAC president Steve Schale commented, “The reality is that we are in this mess because he didn’t take the crisis seriously at a time when he needed to.” He added, “this election in November is going to be defined probably largely by how the U.S. responded to the health crisis and how we get out of it economically. It’s an important conversation to have.” 
That same month, Unite the Country announced it would work with American Bridge, another prominent left-wing super PAC, to coordinate strategy and fundraising.  Together, the groups pledged to raise more than $175 million in support of Biden’s presidential campaign. The joint effort was co-chaired by former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D). 
On April 15, 2020, the “Biden campaign signaled to donors … that they should direct their money to” Priorities USA, a Democratic super PAC created in 2011 for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. In doing so, the Biden campaign “deal[t] a blow to Unite the Country, a pro-Biden super PAC created in October to help his primary bid after he reversed his stance against super PACs getting involved in the race.”  In April 2020, Unite the Country raised only $723,000, its worst month of 2020. Of that amount, only one-tenth was received after April 15, the day the Biden campaign’s announcement was made. By contrast, Priorities USA raised $7.6 million in April 2020 and $9.3 million in May 2020. 
United the Country PAC is headed by Steven Schale, who served as the Florida state director for the 2008 Obama presidential campaign.  The PAC’s treasurer is Larry Rasky, a D.C.-based lobbyist who worked on Biden’s failed 2008 presidential campaign. Rasky foreign lobbying clients included the government of Azerbaijan, who he advised on strategic communications.