Vice President Joe Biden is on the road again Wednesday, attending a fundraising breakfast in California before speaking at a gathering of journalists in New Orleans on Wednesday evening.
At a Tuesday evening fundraiser in Sacramento, Biden sought to defend President Barack Obama and himself from Republican charges they support policies that negatively affect high income-earners.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I'm all for people being wealthy," he said. "It's a good thing; it's not a bad thing. I come from the state of Delaware, one of the wealthiest states in America, and I have never played this populist card because I don't believe it," he said. "Wealthy people are just as patriotic as poor people. But the truth is it doesn't trickle down."
Tickets for that event started at $500, a campaign official told CNN.
Tickets to Biden's Carmel, California breakfast event start at $100. That's low compared to some recent fundraisers featuring President Barack Obama or GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, where the top tickets have gone for almost $40,000 or $50,000.
He will speak to the National Association of Black Journalists in the evening. On Tuesday, he spoke at the annual American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union convention in Los Angeles.
Both fundraisers are for the benefit of the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee comprised of his campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and some state-level Democratic parties.