Former Vice President Joe Biden Jumps Into Presidential Race

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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the media at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Construction and Maintenance conference on April 05, 2019 in Washington, DC.  (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Former Vice President Joe Biden declared his candidacy for president in a video announcement on Thursday. Biden enters a crowded field of Democrats vying to take on President Trump in 2020. We’ll talk with KQED’s politics senior editor about Biden’s prospects, what issues are likely to drive his campaign and how the former senator and vice president could impact the 2020 race.


Scott Shafer, senior editor, KQED’s California Politics and Government Desk; co-host, Political Breakdown

Natasha Korecki, national correspondent, Politico