Biden in Caribbean to discuss potential 2020 bid with wife: report
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Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenPollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 Republican strategist predicts his 2020 Dem primary final four The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump feuds heat up MORE was spotted traveling in the Caribbean this week as the former Democratic vice president weighs potentially launching a 2020 White House bid.

A former mayor from Michigan told Hometown Life that he ran into Biden on St. Croix and approached him to express his admiration.

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"I can only surmise that he is going to sit back and think about it here," Tedd Wallace, the former mayor of South Lyon, told the outlet. "It's 83 and breezy every day."

He noted that Biden was without an entourage when he ran into him at an island grocery store on Wednesday.

The Associated Press reported Friday that Biden was on the island to work through remaining concerns with his wife, Jill, before he is expected to announce a bid.

The decision by Biden, who served eight years as former President Obama's vice president, looms large over the current primary field, as Biden would almost certainly leap to the top tier of the already packed field should he decide to run for president.

Sources familiar with Biden’s plans told The Hill last month that he is almost certain to decide to run for the White House again in what would be his third presidential bid.

As Biden weighs his next move with his wife in the Caribbean, more than a dozen declared Democratic candidates are crisscrossing the country, hitting crucial early primary states to gin up support to propel them to the party’s nomination. 

Sens. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses RNC says it raised .6 million in February Pollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJ.J. Abrams, Shonda Rhimes to host Kamala Harris fundraiser Warren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Pollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 MORE (D-Calif.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Citizens lose when partisans play politics with the federal judiciary Booker opens up about relationship with Rosario Dawson MORE (D-N.J.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Pollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 Big Tech is not the enemy, Sen. Warren MORE (D-Mass.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Republican strategist predicts his 2020 Dem primary final four Chicago mayor race mirrors national push for more women in office, says columnist MORE (D-Minn.) and more have been traveling to early voting states after declaring their candidacies.

Still, several potential Democratic candidates have removed themselves from consideration: Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses The Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Dems put manufacturing sector in 2020 spotlight Trump faces political risks in fight over GM plant MORE (D-Ohio) and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg declined this week make presidential bids of their own, further opening up Biden’s possible lane to run as a centrist in a field dominated by progressives.