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Anticipation for Biden Presidential Bid Grows in Delaware Ahead of Potential Announcement

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Former Vice President Joe Biden (Photo: AP) Former Vice President Joe Biden (Photo: AP)

DOVER, Del. --- Joe Biden was a household name in Delaware before he was elected Vice President of the United States.

But Michael Messick, a Democrat from Greenwood, said he thinks Biden, a longtime U.S. Senator for Delaware, could make a new name for himself in the nation's highest office.

"I think given the list of candidates currently running for the Democratic Party, I think he's the one with the best chance against Trump," he said.

Biden is reportedly set to announce his candidacy for president in a video expected to be released on Thursday. It will be his third bid for the White House.

"He's hoping the third time will be the charm," said Sam Hoff, a political science professor at Delaware State University.

Biden has topped some polls ranking the growing list of Democratic presidential candidates that has grown to include the likes of Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, and Pete Buttegieg.

"He enters as the prohibitive favorite but I would not take anything for granted and I'm sure he and his staff are not either," Hoff said.

But some Republicans like Roland Corkell of Harrington believe Biden -- or any Democratic candidate -- won't be able to beat President Donald Trump, even if he makes it out of the Democratic primary elections.

"I really don't think he stands a chance against Trump," he said. "I think Trump's going to take it again next election."

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