Former Vice President Joe Biden, in an online video
Thursday, officially declared his candidacy for president in 2020,
capping off weeks of intrigue and media speculation.
a crowded field of Democratic contenders aiming to unseat President
Trump -- nearly 32 years after he announced his first campaign for
president. The campaign is Biden’s third for the White House, having
also unsuccessfully run in 1988 and 2008.
"The core values of this
nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that
has made America -- America -- is at stake. That’s why today I’m
announcing my candidacy for president of the United States," Biden
tweeted early Thursday.
the announcement, which followed months of deliberations, Biden becomes
a front-runner in an incredibly crowded field of Democratic
presidential contenders all vying to face off next year against Trump.