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'I'm going to run in 2020. For President': Biden Says He Will Run For The White House in Four Years

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Lame duck Vice President Joe Biden presided over Senate session on Monday
•Biden grew emotional when chamber passed bill aimed at cancer research
•Bipartisan measure was named in honor of his late son, Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer last year
•After the session, a smiling Biden told reporters that he would run for the White House in four years
•Given a chance to walk back his comment, the vice president was noncommitte.

Vice President Joe Biden has left the door open for a possible run for president in 2020.
Biden told reporters in Washington on Monday that he is not ruling out a run for the White House, even though he would be 78 years old if he took the oath of office in a little over four years from now.
The vice president reportedly made the statements with a smile, prompting some reporters to wonder if he was being serious.
'Yeah, I am. I am going to run in 2020,' Biden said when asked if he would run for office again.

When the lame duck vice president was asked which office he wanted, he said: 'For president. And also, you know so, what the hell man, anyway.'

An Emotional Vice President Joe Biden presided over the Senate chamber on Monday, which passed a bipartisan bill boosting biomedical research
Asked if he was joking, he said: 'I'm not committing not to run. I'm not committing to anything. I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening.'
Biden, who turned 74 last month, will turn 78 shortly after the 2020 election.
Ronald Reagan was just a few days short of turning 78 when he left office in January 1989, making him the oldest person to serve as president.

The vice president decided to not seek the White House in 2015 and instead backed this year's eventual Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.
He ran unsuccessfully for his party's nomination in 2008, when now-President Barack Obama selected him as his running mate, and in 1988.
Biden last year announced he would not run for president after wrestling with doubts about whether he and his family were ready for a grueling campaign while still mourning the death of his son, Beau Biden, who died in May 2015 from brain cancer.
The vice president grew teary-eyed on Monday when a Senate session which he presided over paid tribute to Beau Biden by renaming a bipartisan bill designed to expedite government drug approvals and boost biomedical research.

The gesture was extended by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and it drew applause from all of the lawmakers in attendance who gave Biden a standing ovation.

Biden (right), seen here with his son Beau in 2008, announced last year that he would not run for president in 2016 because his family was still grieving Beau's passing
Biden grew so emotional that an aide had to hand him a tissue.

The bill envisions providing $6.3 billion over the next decade, including $1.8 billion for cancer research.
President Barack Obama had placed Biden in charge of a 'moonshot' to find ways to cure and treat the disease.

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