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January 23, 2013

Biden Laying the Groundwork for 2016

"Joe Biden summoned more than 200 Democratic insiders to the vice presidential residence Sunday night to chat about the 2012 triumph -- but many walked away convinced his rising 2016 ambitions were the real intent of the long, intimate night," Politico reports.

"Biden, according to a number of advisers and Democrats who have spoken to him in recent months, wants to run, or at least be well positioned to run, if and when he decides to pull the trigger. Biden has expressed a clear sense of urgency, convinced the Democratic field will be defined quickly -- and that it might very well come down to a private chat with Hillary Clinton about who should finish what Barack Obama started."

AP: "Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remains the heavy favorite of the Democratic party faithful, but Biden is making clear that he has no intention of closing any doors that could lead to the White House -- especially if Clinton decides not to run."


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