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"We’re in a battle for the soul of America. It’s time to remember who we are. We’re Americans: tough, resilient, but always full of hope. It’s time to treat each other with dignity. Build a middle class that works for everybody. Fight back against the incredible abuses of power we’re seeing. It’s time to dig deep and remember that our best days still lie ahead."
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47th Vice President of the United States (2009 - 2017)
47th Vice President of the United States (2009 - 2017)
October 22, 2019: Biden attended a fundraiser in Exeter, Pennsylvania.
October 20, 2019: Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont hosted a fundraiser for Biden. Former Sen. Chris Dodd introduced Biden at the event.
October 17, 2019: Biden spoke about the Violence Against Women Act and Trump administration at the Democratic National Committee’s 2019 Women’s Leadership Forum Conference in Washington, D.C.
October 16, 2019: Biden discussed the Turkish conflict in Syria and criticized Trump’s foreign policy during a speech in Iowa.
October 16, 2019: Biden is holding a community event in Davenport, Iowa.
October 14, 2019: In an ethics plan, Biden proposed establishing a constitutional amendment to eliminate private dollar funding of federal campaigns, strengthening whistleblower laws, and establishing a commission on federal ethics.
October 10, 2019: Biden issued a statement criticizing the removal of U.S. troops from northern Syria, accusing President Donald Trump of having “betrayed our word as a nation”.
October 9, 2019: Biden called for President Donald Trump's impeachment at a town hall event in New Hampshire, saying, "To preserve our Constitution, our democracy, our basic integrity, he should be impeached." Before then, Biden had stated conditional support for impeachment proceedings.
October 8, 2019: Biden released a higher education proposal that would guarantee two years of free community college or technical training.
October 8, 2019: Biden was endorsed by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).
October 5, 2019: Biden wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post criticizing what he called Trump's abuses of power.
October 3, 2019: Biden announced he raised $15.2 million in the third quarter of 2019, down from $22 million in the second quarter.
October 3, 2019: Biden announced a $6 million ad campaign on YouTube, Hulu, and other streaming services, and on broadcast television in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina.
October 2, 2019: Biden issued his gun violence prevention plan, calling for universal background checks, banning what he calls assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, repealing liability protections for gun manufacturers, and incentivizing the implementation of red flag flaws.
October 2, 2019: Biden held a community event in Reno, Nevada.
September 28, 2019: Biden attended a fundraiser in Denver. Politico reported on the pro-Biden coalition in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
September 27, 2019: Biden held a community event in Las Vegas.
September 25, 2019: Great America PAC started airing a six-figure ad calling for an investigation into Joe Biden’s role in the firing of a Ukranian prosecutor. It began airing on Fox News and online.
September 25, 2019: In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Biden discussed the impeachment inquiry.
September 23, 2019: Biden held a fundraiser in Philadelphia.
September 20, 2019: Biden campaigned in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
September 19, 2019: Biden attended two fundraisers in Chicago. The Associated Press also reported on Biden’s Catholicism and position on abortion on September 17.
September 15, 2019: Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, who previously endorsed Julián Castro, switched his support to Biden.
September 15, 2019: Biden spoke at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Alabama on the anniversary of the 1963 Birmingham church bombing.
September 13, 2019: Biden agreed to release his medical records before the Iowa caucuses.
September 12, 2019: Biden participated in the third Democratic primary debate in Houston. ABC News and Univision broadcast the debate and Linsey Davis, David Muir, Jorge Ramos, and George Stephanopoulos moderated. The candidates discussed Medicare for All, criminal justice, international trade agreements, gun violence, military strategy in Afghanistan, education, and climate change. To read debate highlights for Biden, . Also on September 12, Biden tweeted a video highlighting Barack Obama’s presidency and the Affordable Care Act.
September 10, 2019: Biden hired Maju Varghese, an Obama White House adviser, as his chief operating officer.
September 9, 2019: Biden and seven other candidates participated in a political ad on gun violence produced by an advocacy organization founded by former Rep.Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords' Courage to Fight Gun Violence. The ad was part of a six-figure digital buy. Also that day, McClatchy DCreported on Biden's campaign organization in Iowa, including a comparison to Elizabeth Warren's more hyperlocal style.
September 6-8, 2019: Biden made his first visit to Alabama as a presidential candidate. Politicoprofiled his southern state strategy and the importance of South Carolina to his campaign.
September 7, 2019: Biden spoke at the Democratic Party of New Hampshire's annual convention along with 18 other candidates.
September 4-5, 2019: Biden appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on September 4 and remained in New York for two fundraisers September 5.
September 2, 2019: Biden said he "wasn't trying to mislead anybody" in response to a Washington Post piece that said the details of a story he told on the campaign trail about a Navy captain who refused a Silver Star medal were not accurate. Biden said, "[T]he story was that he refused the medal because the fella he tried to save — and risked his life saving — died. That’s the beginning, middle and end. The rest of you guys can take it and do what you want with it.”
August 29, 2019: Shirley Shawe, whose son’s business was hurt following a dispute in the Delaware Chancery Court system, spent $500,000 on an ad criticizing Biden for defending the bankruptcy court system.
August 29, 2019: Biden finished his two-day tour of South Carolina.
August 27, 2019: Biden met with a group of black journalists to provide on- and off-the-record insight to his campaign. He discussed his ideal running mate, the primary debates, black voter support, and the Trump administration.
August 27, 2019: Biden released a new campaign ad in Iowa defending the Affordable Care Act. It is part of a six-figure ad campaign in the state.
August 25, 2019: While Biden campaigned in New Hampshire, his wife, Jill, campaigned on his behalf in South Carolina.
August 22, 2019: Biden hired pastor Michael McClain to be his campaign’s faith outreach director. Rep. Lou Carrea (Calif.) also endorsed Biden.
August 20, 2019: Biden made his first television ad buy, spending six figures on airtime in three Iowa markets and a digital ad campaign.
August 18, 2019: Biden raised more than 60 percent of his $13.2 million fundraising take since April in the first week of his campaign, according to an analysis by Politico.
August 11, 2019: Biden discussed biometric weapons and individualizing weapons to authorized owners. He wrote an op-ed in The New York Times titled “Banning Assault Weapons Works.”
August 9, 2019: Biden spoke at the Wing Ding in Iowa.
August 7, 2019: Biden opened several campaign offices in Iowa and appeared at the launch of the Iowa City office.
August 5, 2019: Biden spoke about grief and the mass shootings in an interview on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360.
August 5, 2019: Biden, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Bernie Sandersspoke on Latino issues at the UnidosUS Annual Conference in San Diego.
August 3, 2019: The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees held a public service forum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Biden participated. Also on August 3-4, the 2020 Democratic candidatesrespondedtothe mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, in formal statements, interviews, and tweets. Candidates focused on Trump’s rhetoric on immigrants, congressional inaction, and gun violence policies.
August 2, 2019: CNBC reported that Biden’s affiliated PAC, American Possibilities, was set to be shut down in upcoming months.
July 31, 2019: The second night of the second Democratic presidential primary debate was broadcast from Detroit, Michigan, on CNN. Biden participated. At the debate, Biden advocated expanding the Affordable Care Act and questioned Medicare for All proposals that had lengthy phase-ins or would significantly increase taxes. He defended his record on immigration and deportations during the Obama administration, pointing to a $750 million aid package for Central America and efforts to help Dreamers. He said he would not rejoin the TPP unless it was renegotiated to include greater accountability for China.
July 30, 2019: The Washington Post profiled the relationship between Biden and former President Barack Obama.
July 29, 2019: Biden released lists of new endorsements in Florida and Tennessee. The Des Moines Register reported that Biden will have 75 staffers in Iowa at the start of August, surpassing the operations of nearly all other candidates in the state.
July 25, 2019: Biden spoke at a presidential forum hosted by the National Urban League in Indianapolis, Indiana. Also on July 25, Biden discussed his debate performance, civil rights, and mass incarceration in a radio interview.
July 24, 2019: Biden, nine other Democratic candidates, and Republican candidate Bill Weld spoke at the NAACP’s 2020 Presidential Candidates Forum in Detroit, Michigan.
July 23, 2019: Biden issued his criminal justice platform, proposing treating rather than incarcerating people with addictions, increasing funding for drug courts, eliminating sentencing disparities between crack and cocaine cases, and ending the use of private prisons at the federal level. His plan also called for decriminalizing marijuana, expunging marijuana-related offenses, and categorizing marijuana as a schedule II drug. Also on July 23, Biden campaigned in New Orleans, Louisiana, with stops at the Youth Empowerment Project and a fundraiser.
July 22, 2019: Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) endorsed Biden, becoming the sixth member of the Congressional Black Caucus to do so. Also on July 22, Detroit Mayor Mike Dugganendorsed Biden.
July 21, 2019: Nicholas Burns, who served on the National Security Council staff under the Bush and Clinton administrations, joined the Biden campaign as an adviser.
July 20, 2019: Biden visited Las Vegas, marking his second trip to the Nevada city since launching his 2020 presidential campaign. During the trip, he said that young Democrats were “not a generation of socialists.”
July 18, 2019: Biden, Buttigieg, and Harris received more contributions from Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s top bundlers than any other Democratic candidates, according to a Politico analysis.
July 16, 2019: Biden unveiled his policy proposal focusing on rural communities. Biden called for expanding a microloan program for new farmers, investing in broadband infrastructure, doubling funding for community health centers, and recruiting more doctors to residencies in rural areas.
July 15, 2019: Biden participated in a forum hosted by The Des Moines Register and AARP. Also that day, Biden unveiled his $750 billion healthcare plan. It would build on the Affordable Care Act by adding a public option that resembles Medicare. Biden's plan would also increase healthcare tax credits to limit healthcare spending to no more than 8.5 percent of a household's income.
July 12-15, 2019: Biden campaigned in New Hampshire.
July 11, 2019: Biden delivered a foreign policy speech in New York Thursday focused on three pillars: strengthening democracy in the U.S. and abroad, helping the middle class succeed in a global economy, and coordinating global action to combat world issues like climate change. Biden also posted a video called “The Trump Doctrine” criticizing Trump’s foreign policy approach.
July 9, 2019: According to financial disclosure forms, Biden and his wife, Jill, made more than $15 million in the two years following his departure from the vice presidency through book deals and speaking engagements. They paid $5.2 million in taxes over those two years and donated $1.3 million. Also on July 9, Biden and 12 other Democratic presidential candidates called on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign for his involvement in negotiating a plea agreement for Jeffrey Epstein in a 2008 sex trafficking case.
July 8, 2019: Biden said he opposed Medicare for All because the program could not coexist with the Affordable Care Act. He called for expanding government-run coverage under the ACA.
July 5, 2019: Biden was among the 10 candidates who spoke at the Strong Public Schools Presidential Forum in Texas, where he proposed spending $100 billion to improve school infrastructure. Also that day, Biden sat for an interview with CNN where he discussed the first Democratic presidential debate, his comments on desegregation and busing, and Donald Trump.
July 2, 2019:Connecticut GovernorNed Lamont (D) endorsed Biden.
July 1, 2019: Biden's senior advisor Symone Sanders spoke with BET about Biden’s position on reparations, the Hyde Amendment, and healthcare.
June 28, 2019: Biden spoke at the Rainbow PUSH Convention in Chicago. Other participating candidates included Elizabeth Warren, Bill de Blasio, and Pete Buttigieg. Attorney and top Obama bundler Tom McInerney announced that he had withdrawn support from Biden.
June 27, 2019: At the first Democratic debate, Biden defended his record on civil rights and school integration after Kamala Harris (D) said he had worked with segregationists to oppose busing. He also said he could work with Republicans, pointing to a 2012 deal with Mitch McConnell on taxes.
June 26, 2019: The Atlantic surveyed 23 Democratic candidates on whether they supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Biden, who advocated for the agreement during the Obama administration, declined to say he would.
June 25, 2019: The Washington Postreported on Biden's assets, including money earned from speaking engagements worth up to $200,000 each, a $2.7 million vacation home, and an $8 million book deal.
June 24, 2019: Biden wrote an op-ed in the Miami Herald criticizing Trump's policies on immigration and relations with Latin America.
June 23, 2019: Biden was endorsed by the Iowa Professional Fire Fighters union for the 2020 Iowa caucuses.
June 22, 2019: Biden and 21 other Democratic candidates spoke at the South Carolina Democratic Convention. This was a record-breaking number of presidential candidates speaking at the state party's convention, The Greenville News reported. Biden and 19 other Democratic candidates also attended a forum hosted by Planned Parenthood.
June 21, 2019: Biden and 21 other Democratic candidates attended Rep. Jim Clyburn’s (D) World Famous Fish Fry in Columbia, South Carolina.
June 20, 2019: Biden unveiled endorsements from eight current and three former South Carolina mayors, including former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley (D).
June 19, 2019: Several Democratic candidates criticized Biden for remarks he made about civility in the Senate during his time in the chamber. Biden said he worked with former Sens. James Eastland (D-Miss.) and Herman Talmadge (D-Ga.), with whom he often disagreed, to get things done. Bill de Blasio, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren criticized Biden for mentioning his work with the former senators, who opposed desegregation efforts. Biden responded, "There's not a racist bone in my body. I've been involved in civil rights my whole career. Period."
June 18, 2019: Biden visited Stonewall Inn in New York City to celebrate Pride Month.
June 17, 2019: Biden was one of 10 candidates that spoke at the Poor People’s Campaign Presidential Forum in Washington, D.C. He predicted that if he were the Democratic nominee, he would win Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, and that he believed he could win in Texas and Florida.
June 13, 2019: Biden criticized Amazon’s tax rate on Twitter, writing, “I have nothing against Amazon, but no company pulling in billions of dollars of profits should pay a lower tax rate than firefighters and teachers.”
June 12, 2019: Biden attended a fundraiser in Chicago hosted by CBRE Chicago chairman Bob Wislow.
June 11, 2019: While campaigning in Iowa, Biden said that if he were elected president, the country would find a cure for cancer. He criticized Trump, who was also in the state, for his tariff policy.
June 9, 2019: The Biden campaign announced stops across Iowa on June 11 and 12 with stops in Ottumwa, Mount Pleasant, Davenport, and Clinton.
June 6, 2019: Biden was scheduled to attend a party fundraiser in Georgia. At the event, Biden said he no longer supported the Hyde Amendment, reversing course from earlier in the week. He cited women's decreased access to abortion as a reason for his decision.
June 5, 2019: The Biden campaign said the former vice president supports the Hyde Amendment, which restricts federal funding of abortions.
June 4, 2019: Biden released his $5 trillion climate change platform that set a goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. His plan also called for an investment of $400 billion in clean energy research and innovation. His national finance committee released four tiers for bundlers raising $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, or a monthly target of $100 from 10 unique contributors each month.
June 1, 2019: Biden campaigned in Ohio, attending an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. He said passing the Equality Act would be his first legislative priority.
May 30, 2019: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings (D) endorsed Biden. Dallas is the ninth largest city in the country. Biden attended a Memorial Day service for Gold Star families in Delaware and spoke of his son Navy veteran Beau Biden, who died four years ago from brain cancer. Greenpeace USA released its scores for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates’ records on climate change and fossil fuels. Biden received a D- grade.
May 29, 2019: While speaking at a forum with the American Federation of Teachers in Houston, Biden released his first policy proposal on education and schools. He called for boosting funding for Title I, simplifying the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, and doubling the number of mental health professionals in schools, among other proposals.
May 28, 2019: Biden held no public events over Memorial Day weekend—a reflection of what The Washington Post called his “limited exposure” campaign. “Advisers say Biden's public schedule reflects a thought-out strategic choice. The candidate's time is better spent on vital but less public activities, they say, such as fundraising, one-on-one calls, policy development and the building of a campaign infrastructure,” The Washington Post reported.
May 23, 2019: Biden tweeted support for McDonald’s workers striking for a $15 minimum wage.
May 23, 2019: Politicoreviewed Biden’s drug policies and the current opioid crisis.
May 21, 2019: Biden said that the abortion rights established in Roe v. Wade should be codified by Congress.
May 20, 2019: Biden campaigned in Nashville, Tennessee, where he framed his campaign as an effort to restore the soul of America.
May 18, 2019: Biden formally launched his campaign at a rally in Philadelphia, where he emphasized a call for unity and bipartisanship.
May 13, 2019: Biden made his first campaign visit to New Hampshire, where he discussed climate change and his environmental record.
May 9, 2019: In a New York Times op-ed, Anita Hill said that the conversations in the #MeToo movement could have started earlier if Biden and the Senate Judiciary Committee had shown they "understood the seriousness of sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence" during Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1991.
May 8, 2019: Joe Biden attended a fundraiser in Los Angeles hosted by a Kaiser Permanente board member. Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers, which has been been in active bargaining with Kaiser Permanente for months, protested the fundraiser.
May 7, 2019: Biden campaigned in Nevada and attended a fundraiser in Las Vegas.
May 6, 2019: Biden spent $1.4 million on digital ads in the first two weeks of his campaign, outpacing nearly all other Democratic candidates in spending on Google, Facebook, and Twitter in 14 days.
May 4-6, 2019: Biden campaigned in South Carolina, saying Jim Crow laws had re-emerged during a stop on May 4 and attending a worship service at a black church on May 5.
May 1, 2019: Biden campaigned in Iowa City and Des Moines.
April 30, 2019: CNN reported that Biden spent $800,000 on digital ads in the first week of his campaign, including more than the next five candidates combined on Facebook.
April 30, 2019: Biden has hired data science software and consulting company Civis Analytics to try to improve his performance with younger voters and small donors. Several other presidential candidates have worked with the company, which is backed by former Google chairman Eric Schmidt.
April 29, 2019: Biden raised $6.3 million in the first 24 hours of his campaign, beating the previous $6.1 million record held by Beto O’Rourke. He spoke at an organized labor event in Pittsburgh.
April 26, 2019: Biden gave his first interview as a presidential candidate on The View.
April 26, 2019: FiveThirtyEightreported that Biden qualified for the first Democratic presidential debate, bringing the total number of qualified candidates up to 16.
April 25, 2019: Biden announced that he was running for president of the United States, marking the third presidential bid by the former vice president. He was the 21st notable Democrat to enter the race. Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Bob Casey (D-Penn.) endorsed Biden following his announcement.
April 23, 2019: The New York Timesreported that Biden intended to enter the 2020 presidential race on April 25.
April 22, 2019: The New York Timesreported that Biden would suspend the activities of his personal charity, the Biden Foundation, when he entered the 2020 presidential race.
April 10, 2019: Biden is expected to announce his presidential run after April 21.
April 5, 2019: Biden said that he intended to be the last candidate to announce his candidacy. “Even if I knew for certain that I was going to run for president back at Thanksgiving, my intention from the beginning was to be the last person to announce. Give everybody else their day, then I get a shot, and then off to the races,” Biden said.
April 3, 2019: Biden released a video discussing allegations that he had inappropriately touched several women. “Social norms are changing. I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility and I will meet it,” Biden tweeted along with the video.
March 19, 2019: Biden told a group of supporters that he intends to run for president and that he needs their help raising money from major donors, according to The Wall Street Journal. Biden expressed concern that he would not be able to raise large amounts of money online immediately the way other candidates, such as O’Rourke and Sanders, had.
March 16, 2019: During a speech, Biden said, “I'm told I get criticized by the New Left. I have the most progressive record of anybody running for the ... anybody who would run [for president].”
March 14, 2019: Biden met with Stacey Abrams in Washington, D.C. The meeting was reportedly at Biden’s request.
March 8, 2019: Biden was reportedly considering placing his headquarters in Philadelphia. He was also scheduled to speak at the annual conference of the International Association of Fire Fighters on Mar. 12th in Washington, D.C.
March 7, 2019: Biden’s preparations for his presidential campaign were reportedly in their final stages and he was expected to announce his candidacy by mid-April, CBS News reported.
March 6, 2019: Biden reportedly hired Cristóbal Alex, the president of the Latino Victory Fund, to join his presidential campaign in an undisclosed role. Alex did not confirm the story, saying instead, “Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our nation. I am committed to doing everything in my power to defeat him, and my next steps will reflect that.”
February 27, 2019: While speaking at the University of Delaware, Biden said, “There is consensus. The most important people in my life want me to run." Biden has reportedly also made job offers in New Hampshire.
February 20, 2019: The Associated Press reported that advisers to Biden reached out to former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) in December about the possibility of him joining a ticket with Biden.
February 13, 2019: Biden continued reaching out to donors as he considered a presidential bid, CNBC reported.
February 7, 2019: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D), who spoke with Biden over the weekend, said she expected him to make a presidential decision within a month. Feinstein said she would endorse Biden if he entered the race.
February 4, 2019: The Atlanticreported that Biden is nearing a decision on whether to run for president as he weighs his place in the race, both in policy positions and age. “Top positions for a campaign have been sketched out. Donor outreach has accelerated, with Biden himself telling staff at some events to write down the names of people who say they’re eager to help,” according to The Atlantic.