Biden to fundraise for Dems
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Vice President Biden is headed to the West Coast on Tuesday for a series of campaign events intended to bolster congressional Democrats ahead of next month’s midterm elections.

Biden will look to raise money in Hollywood for Rep. Bruce BraleyBruce BraleyOPINION | Tax reform, not Trump-McConnell feuds, will make 2018 a win for GOP Ten years later, House Dems reunite and look forward Trump: Ernst wanted 'more seasoning' before entertaining VP offer MORE (D), who is locked in a tough battle in Iowa against Republican Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstOvernight Finance: McConnell, Schumer spar over debt limit | WH says tax reform depends on Dems | Mnuchin doubts Trump’s corporate tax goal possible | Dem wants criminal probe of Equifax stock sales | Mystery surrounds Cordray’s plans GOP senator calls for caps on ex-presidents' benefits Senate approves Trump's debt deal with Democrats MORE to replace Sen. Tom Harkin (D).

Proceeds from Biden’s event Monday at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel will benefit the Braley Victory Fund, a joint committee split between the Iowa lawmaker’s campaign and the state Democratic Party.

Later Monday night, Biden will attend an event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at the home of Fox studio head Jim Gianopulos.

The event will be co-hosted by DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, former Warner Brothers Chairman Barry Meyer, media mogul Peter Chernin, real estate developer John Law, and Oscar- and Emmy-award winning director and producer James L. Brooks, according to an invitation obtained by the Sunlight Foundation.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is also expected to attend the $2,500-per-plate event, billed as a “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” cocktail reception.

On Wednesday, the vice president will head to Portland for an election rally with Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleySenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill MORE (D-Ore.), who is facing off against Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby (R) this fall. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) visited the Beaver State last week to support the Republican, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is expected to appear with Merkley on Monday.

Merkley holds a strong lead according to polls in September by CBS, Rasmussen and more.

Biden is also expected to attend a fundraiser for female Democratic Senate candidates in Seattle. 

Separately, President Obama is expected to head to the West Coast later this week to fundraise for Democratic candidates. Obama has a trip to Los Angeles for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, and a pair of DNC fundraisers on Friday and Saturday in San Francisco.