Vice President Joe Biden to visit multiple events on Navy Pier

June 21, 2011

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Vice President Joe Biden on Capitol Hill earlier on Tuesday.

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to attend a few events in Chicago this evening.

Biden will spend his evening on Navy Pier, beginning first with a re-election fundraiser at Riva Crab House. Supporters can get in for $5,000 a person. $10,000 for each person who goes to the pre-reception and wants a photo.

From there, he'll move further down the pier for another event. Illinois' Democratic governor and Chicago's mayor will join the vice president for the group Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy. It's a group chaired by the wife of David Axelrod. He's one of President Barack Obama's top campaign strategists.

Meantime, Republicans have taken Biden's visit as an opportunity to criticize the administration. Pat Brady, the Illinois Republican Party chairman, said in a statement that the vice president is raising money to save his own job instead of focusing on putting unemployed Illinoisians back to work.