Maryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Anthony G. Brown will get some fundraising help Tuesday from Vice President Joe Biden, the Brown campaign said Monday night.
Biden is scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Georgetown to benefit Brown, currently Maryland’s lieutenant governor, and the Maryland Democratic Party. The luncheon for about 25 people is expected to raise between $300,000 and $350,000, according to Justin Schall, Brown’s campaign manager.
Biden is the second big name to assist Brown in his bid to succeed Gov. Martin O’Malley (D). Former President Bill Clinton headlined a fundraiser for Brown in Potomac in May.
“I’m humbled to have Vice President’s backing and support,” Brown said in a statement. “I admire Vice President Biden because he and I share the same common commitment to fighting for working families and middle-class values.”
Brown faces Republican Larry Hogan in the November general election. Hogan, an Anne Arundel County businessman, is participating in the state’s public financing system.