March 12th, 2012
12:12 PM ET
(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.