Joe Biden In Chicago For Fundraising Events
Just one day after his predecessor was in town promoting his autobiography, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is due in Chicago for two re-election campaign fundraisers Tuesday.
According to NBC Chicago, Biden will appear at a reception at the downtown Sheraton on East North Water Street about 3:45 p.m. Tickets to the Sheraton event run $500 apiece.
Afterward, Biden is expected to attend a dinner event at the home of Chopper Trading CEO Rajiv Fernando. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that ticket prices for the dinner will range from $10,000 to $35,800 for "host" status.
The fundraising push in President Obama's hometown arrives a matter of days before the end of the third quarter, as well as in the midst of a national debate over the president's jobs bill and debt plan.
Biden has also made fundraising stops in a number of other states recently, and will make another appearance in Solon, Ohio, Tuesday morning outside the Wrap-Tite Inc. There, Biden is expected to discuss and urge for the passage of the American Jobs Act, Twinsburg Patch reports.