Biden to visit Alton Tuesday

Telegraph staff report

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ALTON — Vice President Joe Biden will be in Alton Tuesday on a campaign fundraising mission for Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois.

Durbin will visit the home of John and Jayne Simmons.

“We are honored to have the vice president here, but, because of security reasons, access by the press and public will be limited,” Madison County Democratic Chairman Allan Napp said.

He said the visit is at the expense of the Durbin campaign committee, so the security will not be the same as provided as when the vice president is on a visit in his official capacity.

The event will cost $1,000 per ticket, according to various news accounts. People can also have their pictures taken witht he vice president for a donation of $5,000, reports said.

Only official photographs will be allowed.


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