Biden to headline campaign fundraiser for Atlanta mayor

Biden to headline campaign fundraiser for Atlanta mayor
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President BidenJoe BidenBiden overruled Blinken, top officials on initial refugee cap decision: report Suicide bombing hits Afghan security forces Jim Jordan, Val Demings get in shouting match about police during hearing MORE is slated to headline a political fundraiser for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsKeisha Lance BottomsAtlanta mayor issues order to expand ballot access Chelsea Clinton gets her own podcast Biden: Georgia law is 'Jim Crow in the 21st century' MORE (D) this week, marking the first such event of his presidency. 

Donations between $100 and $10,000 will be listed during the virtual event, which is set to take place on Friday, according to an invitation first obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Bottoms is seeking a second term as the city's mayor. 


She has been a key ally of Biden's throughout his campaign and the beginning of his administration. Bottoms campaigned for him in the presidential election, helping Biden become the first Democrat since former President Clinton to flip the state. She also worked with Biden to campaign for Sens. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockSenate aims to pass anti-Asian hate crimes bill this week Loeffler group targets Democrats with billboards around baseball stadium Warnock raises nearly M since January victory MORE (D) and Jon OssoffJon OssoffThis week: Democrats move on DC statehood Warnock raises nearly M since January victory Wall Street spent .9B on campaigns, lobbying in 2020 election: study MORE (D) in the state's runoff elections in January. 

Bottoms, who was floated as a potential vice presidential contender last year, was offered a Cabinet position in the administration, which she said she turned down. 

Biden did choose Bottoms to serve as the Democratic National Committee's vice chair of civic engagement and voter protection earlier this year. 

"I’m honored and humbled to be endorsed by @JoeBiden for Vice Chair of the @DNC. I’m ready to build on our party’s progress to make a better future for all Americans," Bottoms said in a tweet in January.