Vice president Biden might visit Park City on July fundraising trip |

Vice president Biden might visit Park City on July fundraising trip

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

Vice President Joe Biden might stop in Park City in July on a fundraising trip, but state Democrats on Monday night did not provide details about a visit.

"Jim Dabakis, the chairman of the Utah Democratic Party, said he has heard that the vice president could visit the state next month. If he does, Dabakis said, Park City would be a potential location for a fundraiser.

" "Park City is always on everyone’s list to have fundraisers, because it’s so beautiful up there," Dabakis said.

"Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said Monday evening his office had not been contacted about a Biden visit. If the vice president travels to Summit County, the Sheriff’s Office would be involved in the security operation.

"Glenn Wright, the chairman of the Summit County Democratic Party, said he was told of the visit Monday morning. He said the Park City area has proven to be a lucrative place for Democratic fundraising.

"He’ll get a great reception. The party’s raised a lot of money here in the past," Wright said, adding, "It’s a great honor. How many places do the president, vice president, first lady visit?"

Wright refers to local fundraising stops by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. Barack Obama, then an Illinois senator, visited the Park City area early in the 2008 election cycle while Michelle Obama arrived in July 2011 for a brief event.

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