- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 1, 2017

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden will launch a new super PAC Thursday, further fueling suspicion of his own presidential aspirations, according to multiple reports.

American Possibilities PAC will be “dedicated to electing people who believe that this country is about dreaming big, and supporting groups and causes that embody that spirit.”

But his wife, Jill Biden, said on CBS News that the launching of this PAC doesn’t mean a presidential run.

“You know Joe is not going away — I mean he loves politics, he loves what he’s doing, and he said he would stay involved,” she said. “And so he set up this PAC because he’s going to be involved in the midterm elections.”

The former vice president is a major figure in the Democratic Party as they try to reassemble their ranks after a grueling defeat in both the presidential and state level races last November.

The Democratic National Committee touted Mr. Biden as the headliner of the party’s annual LGBTQ dinner on June 21.

DNC Chair Tom Perez said in an email blast, “I hope this ceremony serves as a testament to the strides we’ve made for equality and inspires us to imitate Joe Biden in our support for the LGBTQ community.”

Mr. Biden has said in the past that he intended to run in 2016, but declined to do so because of family issues. His son Beau Biden died in 2015 from cancer.

Mr. Biden has also said he would’ve been “the best president,” and ignited rumors at a conference earlier this month when he said, “I may very well do it.”

Current Vice President Mike Pence also launched a PAC a few weeks ago, making him the first sitting vice president to do so.

The Great America Committee plans to support candidates, including he and the president, in 2018 and 2020. This is the first time a sitting vice president has launched a PAC. Some of the funds will reportedly go to supporting the use of Air Force Two for campaign travels.

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