First on CNN: Biden to raise money for South Carolina Democrats
May 5th, 2014
02:07 PM ET
5 months ago

First on CNN: Biden to raise money for South Carolina Democrats

Washington (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will headline a fundraiser for the South Carolina Democratic Party on Friday, a source familiar with the event told CNN.

Biden, who has kept his name in the 2016 mix even as Hillary Clinton consumes much of the presidential oxygen, will be in the early primary state to deliver the University of South Carolina commencement address on May 9.

Before the speech, he’s hosting a closed-door lunch in Columbia that will raise money for the state Democratic Party, which is marshaling resources to unseat Republican Gov. Nikki Haley in November.

It won’t be Biden’s first time courting party insiders in South Carolina ahead of the next presidential race: He addressed the state party’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner last year and attended Rep. Jim Clyburn's annual fish fry.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Now is bash Biden time..

    May 5, 2014 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  2. bill

    Bash Biden? He does a good job of that all by himself.

    May 5, 2014 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  3. David Kenmir

    A penny for your thoughts Joe. But just a penny.

    May 5, 2014 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    Joe the best...

    May 5, 2014 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  5. CryBabies

    I love you Joe but......retirement 2016 is right around the corner.

    May 5, 2014 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  6. Fair is Fair

    I wouldn't give Biden 2 wooden nickles to rub together to start a fire.

    May 5, 2014 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |