Vice President Biden will be the keynote speaker at Sen. Tom HarkinThomas (Tom) Richard HarkinDem Senator open to bid from the left in 2020 Senate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Trump should require federal contractors to follow the law MORE’s (D-Iowa) steak fry fundraiser in September, according to reports.

“It has been a long-standing commitment after the Vice President was unable to attend last year,” a representative for Biden told The Des Moines Register.

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Harkin’s annual steak fry, which will be held Sept. 15, is one of Iowa’s marquee Democratic events and a past stop for many potential presidential contenders. 

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will also speak at the fundraiser.

Biden has declined to rule out a 2016 presidential run and has made a number of visits to early-voting states. 

The vice president visited Iowa in January and South Carolina in May. Later this month he will attend a fundraiser for New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) in neighboring Maine. 

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