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 Braley2020 caucuses pose biggest challenge yet for Iowa's top pollster OPINION | Tax reform, not Trump-McConnell feuds, will make 2018 a win for GOP Ten years later, House Dems reunite and look forward MORE (D), who is locked in a tough battle in Iowa against Republican Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstCampaigns pivot toward health awareness as races sidelined by coronavirus Politics and the pandemic — Republicans are rightly worried Ernst calls for public presidential campaign funds to go to masks, protective equipment 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 PelosiSchumer calls for military official to act as medical equipment czar Overnight Health Care: Trump resists pressure for nationwide stay-at-home order | Trump open to speaking to Biden about virus response | Fauci gets security detail | Outbreak creates emergency in nursing homes McConnell: Pelosi trying to 'jam' Senate on fourth coronavirus relief bill 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 MerkleyDemocratic senators ask Pompeo to provide coronavirus aid to Palestinian territories House bill would ban stock trading by members of Congress Lawmakers ask Trump administration to help Gulf oil and gas producers 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.