Vice President Biden in Chicago Today!



LET THE FUNDRAISING BEGIN!

Vice President Joe Biden is targeting some major donors in Chicago Tuesday as part of his fundraising efforts for the Obama/Biden 2012 re-election campaign.


Biden will spend the afternoon at the downtown Sheraton at a reception where tickets will go for $500 per person. He’s due at the hotel by about 3:45 p.m.


Later Tuesday, Biden attends dinner at the Bucktown home of Rajiv Fernando, CEO of Chopper Trading. Tickets to attend the dinner range from $10,000 for guest status to $35,800 for host status, according to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet.


The events are part of Biden’s effort to ramp up his fundraising as the end of the third quarter (Sept. 30) approaches.
 
Chicago commuters could be affected by the visit around 3 p.m. on Lake Shore Drive and around 3:30 p.m. in River North and around Navy Pier. Rolling street closures are expected in the area until about 6 p.m.

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