Biden Fundraises in Chicago Tuesday

The Vice President will seek contributions from major donors at two receptions

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    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the National Clean Energy Summit 4.0 at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter Aug. 30 in Las Vegas.

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

    Biden arrived in Chicago this afternoon at the downtown Sheraton at a reception where tickets sold for $500 per person. Nearly 200 people attended the event.

    Later Tuesday, Biden attends dinner at the Bucktown home of Rajiv Fernando, CEO of Chopper Trading.

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    Tickets to attend the dinner range from $10,000 for guest status to $35,800 for host status, and 40 people are reportedly on the guest list.  The two events will fund the Obama Victory Fund with about $500,000.