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Former US Vice-President Joe Biden Joins 2020 Presidential Race

Former US vice-president Joe Biden has formally joined the Democratic presidential contest. After mo...


Former US Vice-President Joe B...

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Former US Vice-President Joe Biden Joins 2020 Presidential Race


Former US vice-president Joe Biden has formally joined the Democratic presidential contest.

After more than three decades as a senator, Biden's profile rose significantly after he became Barack Obama's second-in-command.

Having been widely expected to join the race, the 76-year-old officially announced his bid through a video posted this morning:

He previously ran two unsuccessful campaigns to secure the Democratic presidential nomination - in 1988 and 2008.

The field now features at least 20 Democrats looking for the chance to take on President Donald Trump next year.

Biden is seen as a front-runner, although a number of recent polls have shown a tight race between the former vice-president and independent Senator Bernie Sanders.

Other Democratic candidates include a half dozen senators, such as Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.

Younger hopefuls such as Texas politician Beto O'Rourke and Pete Buttigieg - the mayor of South Bend, Indiana - have also featured prominently in recent opinion polls.

Main image: Former US vice-president Joe Biden. Picture by: Saquan Stimpson/Zuma Press/PA Images


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