Delaware's term-limited governor Jack Markell says he believes Beau Biden will enter the 2016 race for governor, Politico reports
Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, who has kept a low profile in recent months, served as Delaware's attorney general for two terms, but said last year he would not seek a third. He had surgery for removal of a small brain lesion in 2013, Politico said. He has received a clean bill of health from doctors.
Markell visited with Biden, who is now working for a law firm in Wilmington, two months ago and said he seems ready.
"I thought he looked good. I talked to him. He certainly sounds strong and good," Markell told Politico. "He's working."
Biden reached out to supporters in a letter sent months after his surgery saying he would not seek re-election but was interesting in running for governor.
"Over the past few months, as I've been planning to run for re-election, I have also been giving a great deal of thought to running for Governor in 2016. What started as a thought — a very persistent thought — has now become a course of action that I wish to pursue."
Some have questioned, however, why Biden has been absent from public view
, noting few public appearances and no significant media interviews since September 2013, the News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware, reported.
"People deserve to see you, especially in a small state like Delaware," said Biden's former aide John Flaherty, now president of the Delaware Coalition for Open Government. "I can't believe anyone would want to run for governor and be so reticent about talking to people."
Biden has about $655,000 in a campaign finance fund he created, the News Journal said, citing records filed in January.
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