Vice President Joe Biden will head to Seattle March 21 to speak at a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.

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Vice President Joe Biden will visit Seattle this month to headline a political fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.

Biden will be the featured speaker March 21 at Murray’s annual Golden Tennis Shoe luncheon, Murray’s campaign announced Tuesday.

That could kick off a busy week for candidate visits and political rallies in the Seattle area as the state’s Democratic caucuses — pitting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton versus Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders — will take place five days later on Saturday March 26.

Tickets for the Biden event will set back donors at least $150; they top out at $3,000 for 10 “Gold Table” seats. Proceeds will go to Murray’s re-election campaign and the state Democratic Party.

First elected in 1992, Murray is seeking a fifth term this year. She’s being challenged by former state Republican Party chairman Chris Vance.

Biden last visited the state in 2014 for a tour of Renton Technical College and a political fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell.

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