Biden keeps his name in the game for 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) - United States (US) Vice-President Joe Biden may run for president in 2016, or he may not. But he wants Americans to know he could.
With three years to go until next presidential election, Mr Biden is keeping his name near the top of a list of likely contenders even if the prime spot seems to have already been claimed by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The vice-president is polishing his connections and racking up favours in states key to winning the Democratic presidential nomination.
He has a crowded schedule of campaign events to boost Democrats running in mid-term elections this November. Many of those stops are in states that will be critical in the state-by-state Democratic primary vote.