Former Vice President Joe Biden will announce his plan to run for President on Thursday, according to news reports.
Biden, 76, plans to announce his intentions via an online video.
This will be the former Veep’s third run at the office; he first ran way back in 1988, then again 20 years later, competing against the eventual POTUS Barack Obama before dropping out early in the Democratic primary. Obama later picked Biden to join his winning ultimately ticket.
Polls have shown Biden is the Democrat with the best chance of defeating President Donald Trump in November 2020.
But Biden will have to wade through what is shaping up to be a tough primary against top-tier candidates Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and now Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren, who all have support in Democratic circles–and whose candidacies have been gaining steam, valuable media attention, and campaign cash.
But Biden will bring 8 years of White House experience, and an array of donors and supporters as well. Political watchers are also anxious to see if Biden gets a pivotal push from former President Obama in the form of a potentially game-changing primary endorsement.
Voting in the primary begins February 3 in the state of Iowa.