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 Lowell 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 ErnstGOP senators introduce Trump's plan to claw back billion in spending Senate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA Overnight Defense: Trump aide's comment mocking McCain sparks outrage | Haspel gets another 'no' vote | Pompeo floats North Korea aid for denuclearization MORE to replace Sen. Tom Harkin (D).

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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 PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiElection fears recede for House Republicans Senate harassment bill runs into opposition from House 2018 midterms: The blue wave or a red dawn? MORE (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 MerkleyThe federal judiciary needs more Latino judges Overnight Defense: Trump decision on Korea summit coming 'next week' | China disinvited from major naval exercise | Senate sends VA reform bill to Trump Senate sends major VA reform bill to Trump's desk 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.