Biden headlines fundraising dinner at Kerry home
Sen. John Kerry talks with Vice President Joe Biden during a dinner at the White House on May 2, 2011 in Washington, DC.
March 12th, 2012
12:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden headlines fundraising dinner at Kerry home

(CNN) – Days before Vice President Joe Biden hits the campaign trail in Ohio on behalf of the Obama re-election effort, the president’s No. 2 will be the headliner at a campaign fundraiser in the swanky Georgetown home of Sen. John Kerry and wife Teresa.

The fundraiser Monday night, which includes a sit-down dinner, is expected to draw upwards of 75 guests, according to an Obama campaign official. Tickets to the exclusive affair begin at $10,000 per couple and go up from there.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Joe Biden • John Kerry
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  1. Rudy NYC

    Why is it that we seem to hear about private fund raisers for Democrats *way, way* more often than those for Republicans?

    March 12, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  2. TheBob

    Wow, ketchup can sure buy a lot of house.

    March 12, 2012 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Rudy – Evidently the Kochs are only inviting billionaires to their fundraising events for Mittens.

    March 12, 2012 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Politicians fundraise. The pope wears a funny hat. Bears pewp in the woodz. Stories at 11.

    March 12, 2012 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  5. Talkytalk

    We hear more about fund raisers for Democrats than those for Republicans because Democrat fund raisers include lots of Hollywood celebrities, athletes, authors, professors, extremely rich people and because the money is extremely high which is why Obama has collected more money than any other candidate. Republicans on the other hand are boring, less money is collected and the most Romney got close to a Hollywood celebrity is Jeff Foxworthy who is not known for being in the elite Hollywood gang, he is no headline compared to Oprah, Streisand, Clooney, Tom Hanks.

    March 12, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  6. ThinkAgain

    Waiting for all the right wingers to post snarky comments about Kerry's wealth ... then turn around and say all Dems resent the rich ... can't have it both ways!

    March 12, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  7. R

    Wow....only $10,000 per couple to get in? What a bargain!

    And yes, I am being sarcastic when I say that.

    Can anyone tell me who can afford "dinners" like this? Here's a hint, it's not us middle class, hard working Americans working from day to day to keep our head's above water. Do you think anyone there will think of us and how they can help us during their dinner? Politicians (Republicans and Democrats) make me sick nowadays.

    March 12, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    TalkyTalk wrote:

    Republicans on the other hand are boring, less money is collected and the most Romney got close to a Hollywood celebrity is Jeff Foxworthy who is not known for being in the elite Hollywood gang, he is no headline compared to Oprah, Streisand, Clooney, Tom Hanks
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    FACT CHECK:
    The 2008 presidential campaign is the first time in recent memory Democrats have outraised Republicans in the presidential race. Republicans have *always* far outpaced Democrats at fund raising because of all of their wealthy conservative donors.

    Republicans found this new state of affairs completely unacceptable, so they found a way around campaign financing laws, which gave us the "Citizen's United" ruling. A ruling that makes it legal to bribe politicians.

    March 12, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |