Vice-President Joe Biden will be in Minneapolis this morning to raise money for Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Biden will hold the fundraiser at The Hilton in downtown Minneapolis. Donors are being asked to give from $125 per person to $25,000 with the contributions shared by Klobuchar and the DFL Party. Biden has no public events scheduled during his visit.
Klobuchar, who is in her first-term, is considered a safe bet for reelection in November but Republicans say she can be beaten because she voted in favor of the bank bailouts, the federal stimulus and the federal health care law. Three Republicans are vying for their party’s endorsement to challenge Klobuchar. They are state Representative Kurt Bills, Army veteran Pete Hegseth and former state Representative Dan Severson.
This isn’t the first time Biden has held a private fundraiser in the state. He held a Minneapolis fundraiser for President Obama’s reelection last May.