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Biden fading from presidential campaign chatter

February 12, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the crucial presidential nominating state of Iowa will find no shortage of speculation about his political future.

Iowa will kick off the 2016 state-by-state votes that choose the major presidential nominees.

But there are few signs the vice president is taking steps toward a third run for the White House. Hillary Rodham Clinton is the presumed Democratic frontrunner.

Biden’s name, meanwhile, has faded as a potential candidate.

Allies to the two-time former candidate say he isn’t organizing in early voting states such as New Hampshire and Iowa. No staff has been lined up to take on important roles in a potential bid.

Biden planned to speak Thursday in Des Moines about the economy and expanding access to higher education.

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