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Vice President Joe Biden visits Seattle for fundraiser

Vice President Joe Biden sits with his wife Dr. Jill Biden prior to speaking before the 2012 National Educational Association annual meeting, Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Washington. The couple will appear in Seattle on Monday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Vice President and his wife are in Seattle Monday, making separate appearances. On their agendas: Fundraising, education and jobs.

Vice President Joe Biden will lead a fundraiser for Senator Maria Cantwell and other democratic candidates at the Westin Hotel in the afternoon. The price of admission ranges from $50 to $250.

Cantwell has already raised $4.6 million for her re-election campaign. Her only officially declared opponent, State Senator Michael Baumbartner has raised about $145,000.

At about the same time, Dr. Jill Biden, a longtime educator, will visit the South Seattle Community College hangar at Boeing Field for a panel discussion highlighting education and industry partnerships and jobs.

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