Biden: ‘Guys, I’m not running’

Biden: ‘Guys, I’m not running’
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Speaking at an annual Democratic Party dinner in New Hampshire on Sunday evening, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrat threatens to vote against party's spending bill if HBCUs don't get more federal aid Overnight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Haitians stuck in Texas extend Biden's immigration woes MORE drew a groan from the crowd when he addressed the elephant in the room.

Addressing a crowd in Manchester, Biden said that though his visit “caused a lot of speculation — guys I’m not running!"

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Biden addressed the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club dinner, thanking those gathered for supporting 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAttorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports MORE and pledging to do whatever he can to help elect more Democrats, calling it “really, really genuinely important.”

But, he said, he’s “also committed to do what I can do to help shape the public debate.”

"I’m ready to help raise money, recruit candidates, campaign — so is Barack [Obama] — wherever you want, just let me know," he added.