Biden in Caribbean to discuss potential 2020 bid with wife: report
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Joe BidenJoe Robinette BidenBiden calls for unity, jabs at Trump in campaign launch Here are the potential candidates still eyeing 2020 bids Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off 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 SandersBernie SandersHere are the potential candidates still eyeing 2020 bids Sanders unveils education plan that would ban for-profit charter schools Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHere are the potential candidates still eyeing 2020 bids Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off Hillicon Valley: Florida county that backed Trump was one of two hacked by Russians | Sandberg pushes back on calls to break up Facebook | Conservative groups ask WH to end Amazon talks over Pentagon contract MORE (D-Calif.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerOvernight Health Care — Presented by Campaign for Accountability — Momentum builds for federal laws enshrining abortion rights | Missouri lawmakers approve bill banning abortions at 8 weeks | Warren unveils plan to protect abortion rights 2020 Dem Seth Moulton calls for expanding cannabis access for veterans Momentum builds behind push to pass laws enshrining abortion rights MORE (D-N.J.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHere are the potential candidates still eyeing 2020 bids Sanders unveils education plan that would ban for-profit charter schools Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off MORE (D-Mass.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharInslee gives public option first test in Washington state Momentum builds behind push to pass laws enshrining abortion rights Poll: Biden is only Dem candidate that beats Trump outside of margin of error 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 BrownLawmakers grapple with the future of America's workforce The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - Restrictive state abortion laws ignite fiery 2020 debate On The Money: Mnuchin signals officials won't release Trump tax returns | Trump to hold off on auto tariffs | WH nears deal with Mexico, Canada on metal tariffs | GOP fears trade war fallout for farmers | Warren, regulator spar over Wells Fargo 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.