[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/05/art.biden.gi.jpg caption="Joe Biden's heading north Monday to show off some money and to rake in some bucks for fellow Democrats."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Joe Biden's heading north Monday to show off some money and to rake in some bucks for fellow Democrats.
The vice president travels to Connecticut, where he'll team up with Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Jim Himes in Fairfield, to tout how "Recovery Act investments are creating jobs and rebuilding Connecticut's infrastructure," according to a White House press release.
The vice president is expected to praise Dodd and Himes for bringing stimulus money to their state, including millions of dollars for road improvements to the Merritt Parkway.
Dodd is facing a tough bid for re-election next year. Recent polls of Connecticut voters suggest that the five term senator's approval rating is on the rise, but still in negative territory. President Barack Obama headlines a fundraiser for Dodd in Connecticut on October 23.
Before the stimulus event, Biden teams up with Himes for a lunchtime fundraiser. Himes is a freshman representative. He ousted longtime Republican Congressman Chris Shays in last year's election by 3 points in a district Obama won by 20 points.
Later Monday, Biden travels to New York City, where he's the main attraction at a fundraiser for New Hampshire Congressman Paul Hodes, who's running for the senate next yearv