VP Joe Biden in San Francisco next week

Vice President Joe Biden will be in San Francisco next Wednesday for a fundraising luncheon, the first of three events which eventually will bring the First Lady and President Obama to town later this quarter.

The Jan. 18 luncheon at the Bently Reserve on Battery Street will cost $2,500 per person, or $5,000 for admission to both the luncheon and a photo reception; $7,500 gets a couple into both events, while $10,000 gets all that plus a pre-reception clutch with Biden.

Or, donors can pony up $10,000 now for a package that gets them not only this luncheon but also one with First Lady Michelle Obama in March and a third event with President Obama sometime within the first quarter as well.

As usual, the first $5,000 from each donor goes to the Obama Victory Fund 2012 – $2,500 each for the primary and general elections – and anything above that goes to the Democratic National Committee.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.