Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to stump for U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and other Democrats next month by leading a major fundraiser in Alton. The "Chicago Sun Times" reports the May 13th event will include a dinner in Alton and reception at the home of John and Jayne Simmons. Tickets to the reception start at one-thousand-dollars.
According to the report, other price points for the event are $35,000 per couple to co-chair the dinner and that includes a photo opp; $10,000 gets you one ticket to the dinner; and for $5,000 you can co-chair the general reception with a photo opp. The local fundraising might also bring attention to a local Illinois Congressional race, featuring Democratic nominee, and former Madison County Chief Judge, Ann Callis who is challenging incumbent Republican Congressman Rodney Davis in the 13th District. On May 22nd, President Obama is scheduled to be in Chicago to help raise campaign money for Durbin, who has a huge lead over Republican challenger state Senator Jim Oberweis.