Who is Joe Biden?

Cade Clark, Staff Writer

The name Joe Biden has been a lot more relevant lately as the former Vice President of Barrack Obama is making his own run for presidency for the Democratic Party.

Biden started his political career over 50 years ago. He studied at the University of Delaware, but got his law degree from Syracuse University in 1968. Soon after Biden got his law degree, he was elected into the New Castle County Council in 1970. Following that he was elected to the U.S Senate, representing Delaware in 1972. At the age of 30 this made Biden the sixth youngest senator in American history.

Biden made his first entry in the presidential race in the 1988 election, but dropped out just three months after due to making false claims about his academic record. Then in 2007 he declared he would run in the 2008 presidential race, but after a year, he dropped out and was named Barack Obama’s running mate. Then, on January 20, 2009, Biden was sworn in as the Vice President of the United States, four years later, they were reelected. 

After his term was up and Donald Trump was elected in the 2016 election, Biden hinted at a 2020 presidential run. As of right now he looks to be the front-running Democratic candidate.