Vice presidential nominee Joe Biden is taking a campaign swing through Virginia today, appearing this morning in Virginia Beach before stopping this afternoon in Manassas to discuss economic affairs.

Speaking of economic affairs, Biden will then travel to the District this evening to appear at an event with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and a group of his top fundraisers—-the so-called “Big Green Machine.”

The event is being hosted by Jim Hudson, a top adviser to Fenty’s 2006 mayoral campaign, and his wife, Anne Ashmore-Hudson, at their Kalorama home. Many of the big-time donors that supported Fenty in his mayoral run, LL is told, will be there with big checks for the Obama/Biden campaign.

Jim Hudson was chair of the finance committee for Fenty’s 2006 electoral campaign and is the D.C. fundraising chair for Obama/Biden. Last year, a D.C. fundraiser he organized last year raised $600,000 for the Obama campaign. An assistant to the Hudsons says about 40 people are expected to attend tonight.