Biden to meet with top Democratic fundraisers

Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE will meet with top Democratic fundraisers from the Obama-Biden campaigns as he mulls over a presidential run of his own, according to The Washington Post.

The sit-down is scheduled to take place after Labor Day at Biden’s residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory, the report says.


Biden's office declined to comment on the report.

Speculation that Biden will mount a challenge to Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMissing piece to the Ukraine puzzle: State Department's overture to Rudy Giuliani On The Money: Trump downplays urgency of China trade talks | Chinese negotiators cut US trip short in new setback | Trump sanctions Iran's national bank | Survey finds Pennsylvania, Wisconsin lost the most factory jobs in past year Meghan McCain, Ana Navarro get heated over whistleblower debate MORE has been growing in recent weeks.

The vice president met with progressive favorite Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest Pelosi wants to change law to allow a sitting president to be indicted MORE (D-Mass.) over the weekend, sparking talk that he may be close to announcing his candidacy.

report surfaced on Monday saying Biden is “increasingly leaning toward” a presidential bid, but “weighing multiple political, financial and family considerations before making a final decision."

Biden also recently hired a new communications director who formerly worked for John Edwards on his 2008 presidential run.

A RealClearPolitics poll places Biden third in the Democratic primary with 12 percent support, trailing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at 25 percent support and Clinton with 49 percent support.