Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will be in the Wood River Valley tonight, Aug. 5, for a fundraising event.

     Biden, the former vice president under Barack Obama, is vying for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 to challenge President Donald Trump.

     Biden will be at the home of Melinda and Alan Blinken, north of Ketchum. Alan Blinken is a former U.S. ambassador to Belgium and is a longtime supporter of the Democratic Party nationally and in Idaho.

     Biden’s fundraiser costs $2,800 per attendee to attend, according to an invitation.

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