Biden lunching for campaign cash
May 24th, 2012
10:50 AM ET
11 years ago

Biden lunching for campaign cash

(CNN) - Call it coast to coast fundraising.

While President Barack Obama raises campaign cash for his re-election bid at an event Thursday morning in California, Vice President Joe Biden does the same in the battleground state of North Carolina.

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The vice president will be the main attraction at a fundraising luncheon at a private residence in Charlotte. A campaign official told CNN tickets for the fundraiser were $10,000. All money brought in at the event will go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee of the Obama re-election team, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.

Following the fundraiser, Biden is scheduled to attend an event in North Carolina with grassroots supporters of the Obama campaign.

Obama and Biden were the first Democratic ticket since 1976 to win North Carolina in a presidential election. Even though the party convention will be held in Charlotte in early September, keeping the state in Democratic hands in November will be a tough task.

Later Thursday, Biden will head north to Virginia to lend a helping hand to the state's former governor, Tim Kaine. The vice president will attend a fundraiser for Kaine, the party's candidate for Senate in Virginia and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Sen. Jim Webb, a fellow Democrat, decided against running for re-election this election cycle.

- CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Joe Biden • North Carolina • Tim Kaine
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Nice to see Biden trying to milk the NC people for all they can get out of them. NC is gone as far as Obama is concerned. He's going to lose it by 6-7% minimum.

    May 24, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  2. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Has anybody else noticed that Obama has completely avoided making appearances in ANY southern states? He's always sending Crazy Joe instead. What is Obama afraid of? Nobody turning out??

    May 24, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  3. Terry

    Say what you will bout Joe, I love him. He is a strong supporter of unions & points out the Fact That Mr Personality Raped Pensions From Tens of Thousands of workin folks. Any of you Tabby Nackles out Their wanna Challange me on bishop Romney with Bishop Hatchs help on doing this to these Factory Workers, BE MY GUESTS. Mitt RAPED workers of Theie Pensions even after they worked more than 20 years. Thats Da Fack jack. Any Tabby Nackles wanna talk bout this Issue???? Youre guy is a TOTAL SLIMEBALL!!!!!!!

    May 24, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  4. Mike

    I bet even the worst plumber would do a better job as VP than this joke. He's so far out of touch he might as well have this lunch on the Moon.

    May 24, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  5. Debby

    He looks like Gingrich with thosw arms!

    May 24, 2012 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  6. Mike

    Union Pensions = Bankruptcy. Bankruptcy = 0 jobs. Just "Hope"ing for a change does nothing. Every struggling company needs to make cuts. But 5% unemployment is better than 10 or 100. That's the 3 letter word, as Biden would say, j.o.b.s.

    May 24, 2012 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  7. Dan

    Biden is one of those filthy rich, very very wealthy Democrats. He should be using his own money and leave the folks alone that are struggling to pay these high gas prices at the pump that Obama caused.

    May 24, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  8. amf140

    Do these guys ever govern?????????? Now tell me: Would you rather have Sarah Palin one heartbeat away or would you rather have Joe Biden one hear beat away. And let's not forget that at one time, Nancy Pelosi was two heartbeats away?

    May 24, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  9. Gurgyl

    Joe, please count on us....we will send you some more money...folks, please donate to democratic offices....god bless.

    May 24, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  10. PJ/TX

    ".....would you rather have Sarah Palin one heartbeat away.........."????????????????
    Thought we settled that in 2008.
    Maybe you should have lunch with Limbaugh. I hear he is eating crow these days.

    May 24, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  11. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    WE LOVE YOU JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Obama 2012. Seriously America.

    May 24, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  12. Common Sense!!

    I will give the dollar in my pocket to the next homeless guy rather than give to this gaff prone grandpa!

    May 24, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  13. sonnie3

    Joe has diarea of the mouth to often. Best leave him home or more harm than good will come of it. He just can't help puting his foot in his mug. Lack of talent, I would say.

    May 24, 2012 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  14. Lynda/Minnesota

    Why is everyone picking on Joe? He's A-OK in my book and always has been.

    May 24, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |