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Joe Biden on Running for President: 'There's a Chance'

By    |   Thursday, 12 February 2015 06:08 PM

Will Vice President Joe Biden enter next year's presidential race and challenge potential candidate Hillary Clinton?

"Yes, there's a chance," Biden told ABC News Thursday morning from Iowa, where he was promoting President Barack Obama's community college plan.

"But I haven't made my mind up about that. We got a lot of work to do between now and then. There's plenty of time."

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Biden has all but disappeared from most 2016 polls as other potential Democrat candidates take a backseat to the hype surrounding Clinton. But his Iowa trip, according to a Washington Post report, might not just be about touting Obama's pledge to provide two free years of community college to Americans.

Biden talked about Iowa politicians during his Thursday appearance, according to the Post, and said the state's Republican Gov. Terry Brandstad met him when he landed at the airport and came onto the vice presidential plane.

"When Vice President Biden comes to Des Moines this Thursday, I'm going to ask him to get in," Brandstad said, reports the Post. Brandstad said he is bored by "what looks like a coronation for Clinton."

Publicly, Biden has shown only mild interest in the presidential race. He unsuccessfully ran for the Democrat nomination in 1988 and 2008.

In December, he said it was not an "appropriate" time to announce whether he'll run for a third time, given his duties as vice president and president of the Senate.

"I honest to God haven't made up my mind," Biden said. "I don't see the sense of urgency in making that decision quite frankly. Everything I would do to run for president is what I should be doing to be the best vice president."

Last month, he softened his choice of words and said, "I think I could do a good job [as president]."

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