By SEUNG MIN KIM and AAMER MADHANI
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is picking up the pace of his high-dollar fundraisers for Democratic candidates and party committees in the closing weeks before Election Day in November. The events are one of the most visible ways Biden has been deployed this political season at a time when his approval ratings remain underwater and many Democrats aren’t eager to campaign with him. So far this year, Biden has headlined 11 receptions to raise cash directly for the Democratic National Committee, and those gatherings have brought in almost $20 million. Biden seems to particularly relish the in-person interactions that a private fundraiser offers.