Mollineau — Joe Biden says he will not seek 2016 Democratic nomination

Bangor Daily News
October 21, 2015

His decision also ends a highly public, months-long “will he or won’t he?” political guessing game about Biden’s intentions which had shadowed Clinton’s campaign and frozen the support of Democratic activists and donors.

“It solidifies and crystallizes the race. There will be no late entries. There will be no more what ifs,” said Democratic strategist Rodell Mollineau.

Jumping into the race so late would have been a huge challenge to Biden, who would have had to quickly build a fundraising network and campaign structure ahead of the first nominating contest in Iowa on Feb. 1.

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