[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/22/art.biden.0714e.gi.jpg caption ="Vice President Joe Biden will headline two fundraisers in North Carolina Thursday night."] Washington (CNN) - After spending the day along in the Gulf Coast region assessing efforts to counter the massive oil spill, Vice President Joe Biden heads to North Carolina Thursday evening to help out the Democratic party.
Biden is scheduled to headline two small dollar fundraisers in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for the Democratic National Committee. A Democratic party source says the two events are expected to raise a combined $250,000.
In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama and Biden became the first Democratic ticket to win North Carolina in a presidential election since 1976.
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