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 ErnstOvernight Health Care: Ernst endorses bipartisan bill to lower drug prices | US partnering with drugmakers on coronavirus vaccine | UN chief says virus poses 'enormous' risks Ernst endorses bipartisan Grassley-Wyden bill to lower drug prices Progressive group backs Senate candidates in Georgia, Iowa 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 PelosiCongress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff Twitter, Facebook split on manipulated Bloomberg video 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 MerkleyOvernight Energy: EPA to regulate 'forever chemicals' in drinking water | Trump budget calls for slashing funds for climate science centers | House Dems urge banks not to fund drilling in Arctic refuge Democratic senators criticize plan that could expand Arctic oil and gas development Senate Dems blast Barr for 'clear violation' of duty in Stone case, urge him to resign 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.