Report: Biden considering a run for president in 2016

News of Biden’s possible run comes as Clinton, long considered the Democratic and 2016 front-runner, has slipped in recent polls

FILE - In this July 16, 2015, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, right, walks with Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., left, after arriving for a meeting with Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington. Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency _ his fellow Democrats in Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

WASHINGTON (MEDIA GENERAL) – The New York Times has reported Vice President Joe Biden is actively considering running for president in 2016.

According to the report, Biden’s advisers have reached out to several leaders of the Democratic Party and donors who have not publicly endorsed Clinton.

News of Biden’s possible run comes as Clinton, long considered the Democratic and 2016 front-runner, has slipped in recent polls. Clinton has been the biggest target of the large field of potential Republican candidates and has ceded ground to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has used a grassroots campaign to connect with liberal voters.

Joe Trippi, a Democratic strategist told The New York Times: “The reality is it’s going to be a tough, even-Steven kind of race, and there’s that moment when a lot of party establishment would start exactly this kind of rumble: ‘Is there anybody else?’”

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