Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Iowa in November to speak at a major Democratic fundraiser, the Iowa Democratic Party announced today.
Biden will be the keynote speaker at the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, an annual gathering of Iowa Democrats that often serves as a cattle call for potential Presidential contenders.
The announcement has fueled some rumors that Biden may be trying to keep hopes alive for a 2016 presidential bid.
And this wouldn't be the first time that Biden or his supporters have indicated that he's still interested in occupying the Oval Office.
Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press in June, Biden was very clear that he's still considering a third presidential campaign.
"I won't rule that out, no," the VP said.
And consider this passage from an LA Times profile in August:
Aides said he might go for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. He would be 74 upon taking office, but his staff insists that's not too old.
"He's incredibly fit, vigorous man of his age, and it's impossible for me to imagine that he won't be in public service in 2017 in some form," a Biden aide said.