Biden to visit Minneapolis for Klobuchar fundraiser
April 11, 2012 — 12:56pm
Vice President Joe Biden will attend a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar at noon Wednesday, the White House announced Tuesday evening.
Ticket prices for the event at the Hilton Hotel range from $10,000 for the VIP treatment to $125 for bronze seating. The most expensive ticket guarantees donors VIP seating, a photo with Biden and a mention in the event program.
A fundraising letter from Klobuchar's Minnesota Senate Victory Committee 2012 indicates that she will share fundraiser proceeds with the Minnesota DFL State Central Committee.
The White House statement did not reveal if Biden will attend any other events in Minnesota.
Klobuchar entered the year with more than $4.6 million at her disposal in the upcoming campaign.
Republican Pete Hegseth says he has raised $160,000 since he announced he was running for Klobuchar's Senate seat.
Two other Republican candidates, state Rep. Kurt Bills and former state Rep. Daniel "Doc" Severson, have not reported their recent fundraising totals. At the end of 2011, Severson's campaign had slightly more than $34,000 on hand, according to the Federal Election Commission.
Campaign finance reports for the period covering January through March are due to be released this weekend.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.