Vice President Joe Biden will headline a Chicago-area fundraiser for Rep. Tammy Duckworth next Wednesday alongside Sen. Dick Durbin, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet reports.
Duckworth is currently locked in one of the nation’s hotly-contested Senate races against incumbent Republican Mark Kirk. The fundraiser is set to take place at the North Side home of Fred Eychaner, a Chicago executive who is considered one of the nation’s biggest Democratic donors.
According to Sweet's report, contributions for the event range from $12,500, which includes a photo reception and dinner, to $36,100, which includes a VIP reception.
The money raised will go to the Illinois Victory 2016 fund. That joint committee benefits the Tammy for Illinois committee, which is Duckworth’s main campaign war chest, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.