(CNN) – Joe Biden heads to Missouri Thursday to tout federal stimulus money and to help Robin Carnahan's senate campaign raise money.
The vice president teams up with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon at the St. Louis County Police and Fire Training Center to to discuss how Recovery Act investments are creating jobs and aiding law enforcement in keeping our communities safe," according to a statement from the White House.
Following the stimulus event, Biden helps out another fellow Democrat, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, who's running for the senate. The vice president headlines a fundraiser for Carnahan at a private residence in St. Louis. Carnahan's campaign says they raked in over $1 million in the third quarter, slightly behind the amount of money raised by the likely Republican nominee in next year's race, former House Minority Whip Roy Blunt.
The senate battle, between two leading political families in Missouri, is for an open seat, as incumbent Republican Kit Bond is not running for re-election. A recent poll of Missouri voters suggested the race was quite close.
Thursday night Biden heads to Minnesota to help raise money for the Democratic National Committee. Friday the vice president Biden helps bring in campaign cash for another Democrat facing a tough election next year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.