Joe Biden says will decide soon whether to run for US presidency

MUNICH, GERMANY (FEBRUARY 16, 2019) (REUTERS) – Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, said on Saturday (February 16) he had not yet decided whether to run for president in 2020 but would do so “in the near term”.

More than two dozen Democrats could ultimately opt to run for president in 2020, setting up a crowded field hoping to challenge Trump. Biden, who served two terms as vice president after decades in the U.S. Senate, would have the advantage of name recognition should he enter the race.

Should he run, Biden would become the centre of a debate among Democrats about whether their party will best be led in the November 2020 election by a political newcomer or a seasoned veteran.

“No, I haven’t reached a decision,” Biden told reporters at the annual Munich Security Conference. “I’m in the process of doing that and I will in the near term let everyone know what that decision is.”

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