Clinton on Biden’s possible White House bid

August 26, 2015

Ankeny, Iowa –At the first of three campaign stops in Iowa today, Hillary Clinton was asked about the possibility that Vice President Joe Biden is weighing his own White House campaign.

“I will be running regardless,” Clinton told reporters, praising Biden as a friend and colleague who she worked with as a senator and secretary of state.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

Clinton also expressed sympathy for Biden and the recent loss of his son, Beau Biden, to brain cancer earlier this year. “I just want the vice president to do what’s right for him and his family,” she said. “Joe has had more terrible events than most people can even contemplate,” she said in a reference to the 1972 car-crash deaths of his wife and infant daughter.

It was the first time that Clinton has addressed a possible Biden bid since stories have begun swirling that he is seriously considering a presidential campaign.

If Biden enters the race, it could make things awkward for Democrats from the Obama administration who have already expressed their support of Clinton or even gone to work for her campaign.

Clinton said she has “seen no evidence” Democrats are waiting on the sidelines to see if Biden gets into the race.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa Governor, is campaigning with Clinton in the politically pivotal state.

Vilsack told reporters his endorsement of Clinton late Tuesday was the result of discussions they had been having for some time and was not related to rumors about a Biden campaign.

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Biden’s entry will stop ugly undemocratic coronation of Hillary. Good Luck Biden.

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