Biden headlines fundraising dinner at Kerry home
March 12th, 2012
12:12 PM ET

Biden headlines fundraising dinner at Kerry home

(CNN) - Days before Vice President Joe Biden hits the campaign trail in Ohio on behalf of the Obama reelection effort, the president’s No. 2 is the headliner at a campaign fundraiser in the swanky Georgetown home of Sen. John Kerry and wife Teresa.

The fundraiser Monday night, which includes a sit-down dinner, is expected to draw upwards of 75 guests, according to an Obama campaign official. Tickets to the exclusive affair begin at $10,000 per couple and go from there.

Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, is no stranger to raising money and has continued to tap his vast fundraising network on behalf of the party since his losing bid for the White House eight years ago.

Biden has largely played a behind-the-scenes role in the president’s reelection bid, quietly raising money at lower-profile events and at times, delivering speeches to grassroots activists in key states.

But the Obama campaign signaled last week that Biden – who has long been recognized as an effective campaigner on the stump - would soon be assuming a more prominent role in the reelection campaign, beginning with a speech in Toledo on Thursday. Three other high-profile speeches are expected to follow in the coming weeks.


soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. John

    Right – the 99%er's – LOL

    March 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  2. Guess What

    lies from kerry, the 3 dayer in Vietnam

    March 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
    • John

      let's not forget tax cheat...

      March 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
    • Texas Doc

      Need I remind you that Sen ator Kerry actually went to Vietnam without G.W. Bush, Dicjk Cheney, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich or any of the other "Patriotic" members of the GOP.

      March 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
      • Name*Liz Carter

        @Texas Doc...you tell'em! All they want to do is send somebody elses sons and daughters to watch over their 'vital interests'!

        March 13, 2012 at 12:36 am |
  3. Max

    We are 99%

    Both Obama and Biden can identify with the 99%ters, unlike Romney who has no relationship and/or experience with them. We are the 99% who need to be catered for since the 1% ters are always taken care of on our backs.

    That's who the President is looking out for and that's why 99% of Americans, the non-wall – streeters should vote for Obama. It will be ridiculous to see members of the 99% voting for the 1% to continue widening the vast gap between the rich and the poor in this country.

    We are the 99%, we are Obama supporters.

    March 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
    • Howard

      Yeah ... Obama and Biden, identify with the 99% ... while they pick their pockets, in order to get reelected.

      March 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
  4. Phil in KC

    I actually liked Biden better than Obama in the '08 primaries. So I was glad when he was chosen as the VP. The only problem Joe has is speaking the truth when it's not politically correct to do so.

    March 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  5. Steveo

    The Kerry home holds 75 guests? For those who have 1%er issues, here one to deal with! That is unless your anger is situational!

    March 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
  6. Dennis

    John Kerry is richer than Romney. And if that wasn't enough, he went out and got a billionaire wife for wife #2.

    March 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • Corey

      Kerry is not richer than Romney, nor can you prove it. Kerry's wife, however, is richer than Romney.

      March 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
  7. king

    Its about time these dens get into the game. The repubs and their candidates have been wiping the floor with Obama for 2 years now, Democrats knows how gullible and scary some Americans are. They got me thinking that the Koch's brothers are paying some of these dens, while they raise oil prices and pay the repubs to blame Obama, and kill his green energy jobs. I said this many of time that Obama was crazy to go up against the rich and powerful, to save the middle-class and poor. But by golly he is crazy enough to try, and the powerful are using the same people he's trying to save to pummel him.

    March 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
    • Lizzie

      Wow, now it's the Koch Brothers fault, no never seize to amaze me, what's next, who will you blame for the devaluation of the dollar (not George Soros or Bernanke)) who will you blame for raising food costs, FARMERS, who will you blame for the the world calling the US weak (not Pres.Obama)

      March 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
      • Corey

        What other nonsense do you believe Lizzie? The Koch brothers fund the Tea Party through their PAC. The devaluation of the dollar is from the debt run up by Bush for 2 off the books wars, tax breaks for the rich, and the Medicare drug benefit. The banks collapsed becaused of the reapeal of regulations that was in place to prevent them from getting "too big to fail." Since you appear to be a Republican based on your post, you must believe in the free market system, which is what you can blame for increasing oil, gas, food and other costs. The greater the demand and/or the lesser the supply, the higher the cost of goods. And btw, the world is not calling the USA weak, and you offer nothing to support your baseless charge....you've obviously been listening to right wing talking heads and the Republican clown show too much.

        March 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
    • Steveo

      Not sure what a den is other than a room in a house but if you are referring to the Dems, they are engaged! Who do you think are attending these $35k a plate dinners?

      March 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • Sanity

      Ah, yes, the middle-class love Obajma–Moore, Buffett, Kerry, Gore, Pelosi, Reid, Streisand. Sarandon,... You're a riot!

      March 12, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
  8. Sanity

    I guess the riff raff will have to eat the leftovers. Obama loves the 1%.

    March 12, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
  9. Sponge-Bob

    There are rich people in both parties, and rich supporters on both sides so I don't know what the big deal is here.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:43 am |
    • Name*Liz Carter

      Hi Sponge-Bob aka Joey!..thanks for that 'good sense'comment! Even the President, who's a Democrat is 'rich' and has often said he should pay more taxes. Republicans, who are the richest group keep saying we hate the rich, because they're rich...!! Not true! I don't hate or envy anyone who's succeeded in life. However, I do know this...NO MAN IS AN ISLAND...NO MAN STANDS ALONE..They didn't just up and get rich by themselves...they had to have help. The issue isn't that we poor and middle-classed Americans, who make up the 99 percenters hate the 1 or 2 percenters...we just think that if they started to pay their fair share...America would certainly move out of the 'red' more quickly! And yes...you are dead right! They are members of BOTH parties in DC and throughout the nation! Living high on the hog while the rest of the nation who made them rich suffers! I really think it's something real wrong with that picture..don't you?? What are your thoughts on this?

      March 14, 2012 at 1:01 am |