US vice president Joe Biden rules out entering presidential race

Published: Wednesday 21st October 2015 by The News Editor

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US vice president Joe Biden has ruled out running for president in 2016.

His decision finalises the Democratic Party’s field of White House candidates and sets Mr Biden on a path towards the end of his decades-long political career.

Mr Biden had spent months deliberating with his family and political advisers about a potential late entry to the Democratic primary.

But he also said he might not be emotionally ready to run after his 46-year-old son Beau died of brain cancer in May.

Mr Biden’s decision bolsters Hillary Clinton’s standing in the Democratic primary by sparing her a challenge from the popular vice president.

Published: Wednesday 21st October 2015 by The News Editor

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