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Joe Biden in SF June 17 to raise money for Dems

By Josh Richman
Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 at 9:47 am in campaign finance, Democratic Party, Joe Biden.

Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Bay Area later this month to raise money for the Democratic National Committee.

Joe BidenBiden is set to headline a breakfast on Monday, June 17, at the home of Doug Hickey, 58, – CEO of BinWise, former managing director at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, and former CEO of Critical Path – and his wife, attorney Dawn Ross, in San Francisco’s pricey Sea Cliff area.

Tickets start at $500 per person; $2,500 also buys a photo with Biden, with another $2,500 for each additional person in the photo. Tickets to a private “clutch reception” with Biden cost $10,000 per person. The event is capped at 125 people and 50 photos.

Shefali Razdan Duggal of San Francisco, a member of the DNC national finance committee member and the White House Council on Women and Girls, sent out the invite with “a very personal perspective which I identify with Vice President Joe Biden.”

“Our current Vice President is one of the most remarkably kind and authentic electeds whom I have had the privilege to encounter,” Duggal wrote. “The Vice President has met my very introverted and reserved mother, and the manner in which he treated her, with tremendous dignity and respect, has and will remain within her heart for many years to follow. I would genuinely encourage anyone who has the desire and/or ability to attend this breakfast event with Vice President Joe Biden to do so, for the reason to meet and speak with such a sincere and radiant spirit.”

Biden’s visit will come less than two weeks after President Barack Obama is scheduled to raise money for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee this coming Thursday, June 6, at a reception in Palo Alto and a dinner in Portola Valley. Obama was last here in early April raising money for the DNC and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

The Democrats need every penny they can raise: Most experts say their chances of taking back a House majority in 2014 are slim to none, and next year’s U.S. Senate playing field looks to be weighted in Republicans’ favor.

UPDATE @ 8:35 A.M. FRIDAY 6/7: The date of this event has changed.

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  • RR senile columnist

    If you go, be sure to bring your mom.

  • Elwood

    I would rather have hemorrhoid surgery without anesthetic than see Joe Biden and give money to the DNC.

    Second favorite would be seeing Obama and giving money to the DSC.

  • JohnW


    Is that your bottom line?

  • Bruce R. Peterson, Lafayette

    Is there any politician interested in doing anything but asking for money? The only thing other than death, that is 100% certain, is: If you give money to a politician, they will ask for more. Then they will tell their politician friends to ask you for more.
    It’s a good thing Woody won’t be giving away his/her money to what he/she calls “Dimmycrats”, just hemorrhoid surgeons. Maybe hemorrhoid surgeons should run the government.
    For the people who think taxes are 100% certain, I just received a letter from someone who has never paid taxes & possibly never will.

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