LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is in Southern California this week for a couple of fundraisers and a political rally.

Biden’s first stop will be at a $2,700-per-person Westside luncheon benefiting Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s re-election campaign. The senator will not be at the fundraiser because the Senate remains in session, her campaign said.

The 12:30 p.m. luncheon is being hosted by billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad and his wife Edythe at an undisclosed location. The ticket price coincides with the maximum individual contribution to a U.S. Senate campaign.

Biden, who served in the Senate with Feinstein from 1992-2009, endorsed her bid for a fifth full term back in March. The 85-year-old senator faces a challenge from 51-year-old state Sen. Kevin de Leon, a fellow Democrat, in the November general election.

The former VP, who is reportedly considering a run for the 2020 presidential election, is also scheduled to speak at a $5,000-per-person Beverly Hills fundraiser benefitting his political action committee American Possibilities, hosted by entertainment executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

On Thursday, Biden is scheduled to speak at a Cal State Fullerton rally in support of six Democratic congressional candidates running in districts with Republican incumbents.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

  1. Bill James says:

    Diane is best the democratic party has in California. The candidate running against her is worthless. no creativity, lacks the understanding of the Washington process and lastly is a puppet of the typical California’s Un-American special interest. We as Californian’s need more elected folks her Senator Feinstein who can think.

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