Joe Biden, the former US Senator from DE and President Barack Obama's two-term vice president, has told supporters that he plans on running for president in 2020, with a formal announcement coming in April, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Abrams narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race past year to Gov. Brian Kemp.
Former Vice President Joe Biden poses for a selfie after addressing the International Association of Fire Fighters in Washington, U.S., March 12, 2019.
Despite the loss, Abrams' star continues to rise in Democratic politics with many asking her to run for U.S. Senate or even president.
A third source with direct knowledge of Biden's plans offered a caveat, saying the former vice president was very close to running, but "it's not 100 percent". His office did not respond to a request for comment about whether he is working for Biden now. Abrams is seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, and as an African American woman, she would bring diversity to the ticket.
More than ten Democrats have already announced their intention to run in the 2020 presidential election, including Senators Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris. Whether he names Abrams or someone else as his v.p. choice, if that individual slips up during the campaign in a considerable way, or if some past indiscretion comes forward, it would be an embarrassing turn of events, midway through the campaign, for a presidential candidate to have to change course on a decision regarding their running-mate.