2020 elections

Joe Biden launches his 2020 presidential campaign

Former Vice President Joe Biden formally kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign on Thursday, ending months of speculation about whether or not he would jump into the crowded Democratic field.

Joe Biden: Everything you need to know about the 2020 candidate

Former Vice President Joe Biden.
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Democrat Joe Biden formerly served as Delaware's senator from 1973 until 2009 before being elected as Barack Obama's vice president from 2009 until 2017. Due to his name recognition and moderate politics, some argue Biden could be best positioned to make inroads with blue-collar swing voters that broke for President Trump in 2016.