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Report: Joe Biden will announce run for president next week

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in New York.
Frank Franklin II

SALT LAKE CITY — Joe Biden will run for president and will announce his decision next Wednesday, The Atlantic reports.

  • “Joe Biden is running. The former vice president will make his candidacy official with a video announcement next Wednesday, according to people familiar with the discussions who have been told about them by top aides,” The Atlantic reports.

Biden has reportedly made a decision after two years of back-and-forth, reports say. Biden previously served as vice president under President Barack Obama.

NBC Newsreported that Biden’s advisers were finalizing plans for the launch next week.

In March, Biden said he planned to be the last person to announce that he was going to run, according to NBC News.

  • "My intention from the beginning was, if I were to run would be the last person to announce," he said, according to The Associated Press. “We’ll find out whether I can win in a primary."

Officials said it’s still subject to change. But the plan to announce next week began earlier in the month, NBC News reports.

According to The Atlantic, Biden has been looking to run for decades.

  • “He wants this. He really wants this,” according to The Atlantic. “He’s wanted this since he was first elected to the Senate, in 1972, and he’s decided that he isn’t too old, isn’t too out of sync with the current energy in the Democratic Party, and certainly wasn’t going to be chased out by the women who accused him of making them feel uncomfortable or demeaned because of how he’d touched them.”
  • “Biden’s campaign will, at its core, argue that the response to Donald Trump requires an experienced, calm hand to help America take a deep breath and figure out a way to get back on track.”