Biden hits the road to fundraise
May 19th, 2011
01:26 PM ET
4 years ago

Biden hits the road to fundraise

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden is hitting the fundraising circuit this week.

The vice president will be the main attraction at an event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Thursday afternoon. According to a source with knowledge of the event, tickets for the gathering at the Mansion on 5th Avenue range from $10,000 to the legal maximum limit of $35,800 that an individual can contribute for both the primary and the general election.

Biden then travels to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he'll headline a fundraiser at a private residence. The Democratic source said the approximately 20 people attending the event will each pay a $10,000 ticket price.

The money brought in from both fundraisers will go to the Obama Victory Fund, with the proceeds being shared by both President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Friday the vice president travels to Denver to headline a fundraiser at the Denver Athletic Club.

The Obama campaign shattered all records by raising nearly $750 million in his bid for the White House in 2008.

Next week Biden will be the main attraction in Nashua, New Hampshire at the state Democratic Party's annual McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I look forward to the Independent supporters to stand with us again as well as Republicans they encouraged to support our President. Democrats should never forget our Independent supporters, they are what's left of our dwindling Middle Class.

    May 19, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Aw, man. Two against none. That ain't fair.

    May 19, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  3. HAD ENOUGH? 9% unemployment, $4-5/gal gas, $1.7 TRILLION deficits, $14 TRILLION debt, Obamacare

    Great, looks like everybody is now out their selling their soul for money, Crazy Joe included. Fellow Americans, PLEASE do not contribute to the Obama Disaster Fund. Our country's future is at stake. Another 4 years of this disaster and we are TOAST.

    May 19, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  4. gt

    sounds like there is not much of a recession in the friends Joe runs around with....$38.500 common on... just think how help that much money could be used to help the poor souls on the mississippi river.... no wonder americans dont have much respect for politians and tv preachers.. both always have there hand out.....

    May 19, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  5. HAD ENOUGH? 9% unemployment, $4-5/gal gas, $1.7 TRILLION deficits, $14 TRILLION debt, Obamacare

    BTW, Biden is looking REALLY OLD isn' the??!! Let's put Crazy Ol' joe out to pasture in 2012. That's really where this old goat belongs.

    May 19, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    No matter how much money the Dems spend, they will NOT be able to buy my vote. They have made a mess of the economy and the recovery.

    May 19, 2011 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  7. HAD ENOUGH? 9% unemployment, $4-5/gal gas, $1.7 TRILLION deficits, $14 TRILLION debt, Obamacare

    I will be making my max donation allowed. Obama/Biden 2012

    May 19, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  8. jeff, alabama

    I like this guy.
    But, I sure hope someone
    is staying close to him so
    he doesn't get lost on his road
    trip.

    May 19, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |