Joe Biden tells supporters he is running for president, per WSJ

Joe Biden

Joe Biden

The Democrats are about to get another 2020 contender making a bid for the White House as Joe Biden will soon toss his hat into the ring, says the Wall Street Journal.

Though Biden himself has suggested he may name someone as his running-mate early on, other advisers have urged him not to do so, Axios also reported.

"President Roosevelt clearly had the right to send to the United States Senate and the United States Congress a proposal to pack the Court", Biden said at the time. Biden made headlines this past weekend for teasing a potential bid at a Delaware Democratic Party dinner. "Biden, who is nearing his decision to run for president, would seem likely to select a running mate who brings gender, geographic and racial balance to the ticket". "I also don't think Joe Biden's politics and views line up so well with hers", tweeted King.

No other Democrat is in double digits in the five polls.

Biden building 2020 White House campaign ahead of expected bid: sources

He would enter a crowded field of close to 20 presidential candidates that have already declared, or are expected to announce, they will be entering the 2020 race, CNBC reported.

Biden and Abrams did indeed meet in Washington D.C. last week, reportedly to discuss Abrams's next political moves. At 76, Biden will be the second oldest candidate in the Democratic primary, after Senator Bernie Sanders.

Several of the Democratic candidates, including Sanders and Warren, have emphasized relying on small donors. So it's unclear if he will be able to raise big money on day one. Mr. O'Rourke raised $6.1 million in the 24 hours after his announcement, while Mr. Sanders collected $5.9 million in the same period.

This article was written by Margaret Talev and Jennifer Epstein, reporters for Bloomberg.

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