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Sen. Coons: 'Confident' Biden Will Run in 2020 Presidential Race

By    |   Monday, 11 March 2019 01:27 PM EDT

Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, who took over  Joe Biden's Senate seat when he became former President Barack Obama's vice president, said Monday he's "confident" Biden is running for president in 2020.

"He is moving closer, he's someone who I am confident is going to run, I'm optimistic he's going to run, everything is being put in place but that last decision, which you know understandably is a big decision," the Democratic lawmaker told "CBS This Morning."

New polling shows Biden leading among 2020 Democratic candidates in Iowa, even though he has not officially entered the race, and Coons said he believes Biden will bring a "simple and positive message."

He'll also work to counter the nation's divisions, said Coons.

According to reports last week, Biden told connections on Wall Street he will reveal his intentions soon, and he appears likely to announce a bid in April.

Coons said Biden is able to connect with average Americans, and that he's not concerned about that Biden, 76, my face challenges because of his age.

"I've heard that argument but frankly, there's another person his age who is getting tens of thousands of young excited people in the last campaign," said Coons, in an apparent reference to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. "[Biden] has more experience both in the Senate and as vice president...arguably than all other candidates combined and we don't need someone who's doing on-the-job training."

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

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Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, who took over Joe Biden's Senate seat when he became former President Barack Obama's vice president, said Monday he's "confident" Biden is running for president in 2020.
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