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Report: Delaware's Joe Biden to Announce Soon if He'll Run for President in 2020

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Former vice president Joe Biden pauses during a speech at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law 20th Anniversary Gala in Las Vegas on Saturday. (Photo: Yasmina Chavez/AP) Former vice president Joe Biden pauses during a speech at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law 20th Anniversary Gala in Las Vegas on Saturday. (Photo: Yasmina Chavez/AP)
Former Vice President Joe Biden (Photo: AP) Former Vice President Joe Biden (Photo: AP)

UNDATED (WBOC/AP) - Former Vice President and Delaware's own Joe Biden says he will soon announce if he'll run for president in 2020.

Biden reportedly told a senior Democratic official he is likely to run and his aides have said he must move quickly in the Democratic primary. Biden is said to be under pressure from party donors to make up his mind no later than the end of January, or risk losing their support. 

In December, Biden commented to an audience at the University of Montana in Missoula, that he is the most qualified person in the country to be president. He said then, nobody should run for president unless they believe they are qualified.

Biden is currently leading in numerous polls among Democratic contenders, largely in part to service as Vice President to former President Barack Obama.

Biden has eyed the presidency for more than 30 years, waging a failed campaign for the party nomination in 1988 and another 2008, before Obama named him his running mate. He passed on running again in 2016 as he dealt with his son Beau's battle with brain cancer. The younger Biden died in March 2015, as the Democratic campaign was taking shape. 

Since leaving the vice president's office he has emerged as among the party's most popular national figures, and one of its most willing Trump adversaries. 

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