Vice President Biden / J. Scott Applewhite, AP
Vice President Biden will be raising some 2014 campaign money this week in South Carolina, also a key state in the 2016 presidential contest.
Biden, already scheduled to deliver the commencement address at the University of South Carolina on Friday, will headline a fundraiser for the South Carolina Democratic Party that same day.
South Carolina is also expected to host one of the early primaries for the 2016 Democratic presidential race.
Biden has said he will announce in 2015 whether he will make his third try for the presidency in 2016.
"Before the (commencement) speech, he's hosting a closed-door lunch in Columbia that will raise money for the state Democratic Party, which is marshaling resources to unseat Republican Gov. Nikki Haley in November.
"It won't be Biden's first time courting party insiders in South Carolina ahead of the next presidential race: He addressed the state party's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner last year and attended Rep. Jim Clyburn's annual fish fry."
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