Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce his candidacy for president Thursday morning with a video online, sources with direct knowledge of the planning confirmed to NBC News.
Biden is scheduled to appear with union workers in Pittsburgh Monday, a spokesman for the Allegheny Council Labor Council said. Biden is expected to follow that up by traveling to all four early-voting states: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.
He will enter an already-crowded field running of Democrats running for president.
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Who’s Running for President in 2020?
The race for the 2020 presidential election is underway, and the field of Democratic candidates is packed. Those who have announced presidential bids include a vice president, senators, House members and three mayors. As for the GOP, a single Republican has announced his bid to challenge President Donald Trump for the party nomination: former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, who ran for vice president (and lost) in 2016 on the Libertarian party ticket.
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Updated Nov. 20, 2019
Note: Incorrect information about Michael Bennet’s cancer diagnosis and titles for Joe Sestak and William Weld have been revised on July 29, 2019, 3:17 p.m. ET.
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