Biden Comes to Cincinnati Tuesday For Private Strickland Fundraiser

Mar 21, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Cincinnati Tuesday morning for a high-dollar private fundraiser for former Ohio governor Ted Strickland's U.S. Senate campaign.

Ticket prices for the early morning event at the Westin Hotel run from $500 to $2,700. Those who raise $10,000 or more for Strickland will attend a private reception with Biden and have photos taken with the vice president.

Strickland press secretary Liz Margolis says Biden and Strickland will not do any public events Tuesday.

Biden and President Obama endorsed Strickland earlier this month when he was being challenged for the nomination. Strickland won the Democratic primary with 65 percent of the vote.

He will go on to face Republican incumbent Rob Portman in the fall. Portman has a sizeable advantage over Strickland in campaign fundraising.

The Republican has $13 million in his campaign account, compared to about $2 million for Strickland.

The event could cause some traffic delays around Fountain Square Tuesday morning.