Democratic Vice President Joe Biden reportedly told a top union leader during a Friday phone call he is strongly considering a run for president.
Biden spoke with International Association of Fire Fighters President Harold Schaitberger. CNN first broke news of the private phone conversation Saturday. At the moment, Biden has yet to announce whether he will run.
The two discussed a range of topics including a possible campaign strategy, infrastructure, and fundraising. According to a source for NBC News, Schaitberger was left with the impression Biden is likely going to run and believes he can raise the funds necessary for a campaign.
Union members and leaders are already showing support for a possible Biden run. While speaking at the annual Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh, Biden was urged by a crowd of union members to finally announce his bid for the presidency. He was joined by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard. Schaitberger suggested Oct. 15 to New York Magazine that if Biden ran, he would have the union’s support.
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