Biden to host 'virtual fireside chat' with donors

Biden to host 'virtual fireside chat' with donors
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenProsecutor investigating whether Tara Reade gave false testimony as expert witness Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally George Floyd's sister says Minneapolis officers should be charged with murder MORE is planning to host a "virtual fireside chat" fundraiser in April, sources tell The Hill. 

Biden, who has spent the last few weeks sidelined in his Wilmington, Del., home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been looking for ways to connect more intimately with voters and donors. 

“There’s nothing cozy about a virtual fundraiser, but they’re trying to make it a little more palatable,” said one donor. 

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The virtual fundraiser, which is set to take place on April 16, will be hosted by Jed Katz, a venture capitalist. Katz helped put together an in-person fundraiser for Biden last fall. 

It will cost $2,800 a person to receive login instructions and attend.

The Biden campaign also is expected to hold two other fundraisers online. 

One of the events, scheduled for April 14, will feature his wife, Jill, and his daughter Ashley. Another event on April 21 will feature Tony Blinken, the former deputy secretary of State who serves as a senior policy adviser for Biden’s campaign.