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Former US vice president Biden to run for White House in 2020, says Democratic lawmaker

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Former vice will run for the in the upcoming presidential elections, a has confirmed, The Hill revealed in an exclusive report.

It is assumed that if Biden runs for the White House, the already crowded field will steer clear to make him the for his party's nomination against US

The Hill quoted the House as stating that the former vice said, "I'm giving it a shot," during a phone call with lawmaker during the past week, interpreting it as a sure sign that Biden will run in 2020.

According to the lawmaker, Biden also asked if he could get some campaign strategy ideas and invited him to sit down with him in person in the near future.

In 2017, Biden had told a leading magazine that he has not made a decision on it yet, but is not against the idea of running for the presidency in 2020.

"I haven't decided to run. But I've decided I'm not going to decide not to run. We'll see what happens," Biden said in the interview, adding that he would have run for President in 2016 had his late son not fallen ill.

"I had planned on running, and I wasn't running against Hillary or Bernie or anybody else. Honest to God, I thought that I was the best suited for the moment to be President," Biden had said.

Biden was the US from 2009 to 2017.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 05:59 IST