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‘Blue-collar Joe' jetting off to Miami for elite fundraiser where entry price tops out at $250,000

Biden Victory Fund National Finance Chair Chris Korge organized the event. Designation as a "Friend" requires a $6,600 contribution.

Published: January 28, 2024 11:45pm

During the campaign and throughout his presidency, Joe Biden has cultivated an image as a supporter of working-class Americans, publicly backing striking auto workers and calling to raise taxes on the wealthy. But after securing a key union endorsement this month, Biden will travel to Florida to hobnob with Miami elites at an event costing as much as $250,000 per head to attend.

Biden joined strikers on the picket line last year as the United Auto Workers conducted a major strike against Detroit firms, including Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis. Earlier this week, the UAW reciprocated his support, endorsing his 2024 presidential campaign.

While the endorsement could prove a boon to Biden's efforts to shore up support in the rust belt, especially battleground Michigan, it won't necessarily translate to substantive financial backing. For that, Biden's supporters appear to be looking farther south.

A recent event invitation from the Biden Victory Fund that Just the News obtained invited would-be contributors to the Biden Victory Fund to a Jan. 30 reception with President Joe Biden in Miami, Fla., with admission starting at $3,300.

Designation as a "Friend" requires a $6,600 contribution. Champion designation requires $25,000. To join the National Finance Committee, the cost rises to $50,000. Co-Host status costs $100,000 while Co-Chair status costs $250,000.

Biden Victory Fund National Finance Chair Chris Korge organized the event.

In a separate email invitation from Korge that Politico reviewed, he stated that the "excitement around this event has been amazing."

The Coral Gables-based attorney has been a longtime fundraiser for Democratic causes, with his professional profile saying he has " been extremely active politically for twenty-five years, including through service in numerous official capacities."

Just the News has sought comment from the Biden Victory Fund.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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