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JOE SAYS NO

Joe Biden says he is not running for president

By Svati Kirsten Narula

US vice president Joe Biden held an unexpected press conference at the White House today (Oct. 21) to say that he has decided not to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.

Appearing alongside president Barack Obama, Biden said the “window for mounting a campaign … has closed,” while referencing the recent death of his son Beau, and his family’s grieving process.

“I believe we are out of time, time to mount a winning campaign for president,” he said.