Biden hosting fundraiser in Miami
Former Vice President Joe Biden will meet with top leaders in the Latino community at a fundraiser in Miami on Tuesday, as the Democrat reportedly considers a 2020 bid for president.
CNN reports that Univision personality Raúl de Molina and Puerto Rican lobbyist Luis Miranda Jr. are both expected to attend the fundraiser, which is being hosted by the Latino Victory Fund.
The event is billed as an “intimate conversation and lunch” with Biden and roughly two dozen other politically connected individuals are expected to attend, including Debbie Mucarsel Powell, a Florida Democrat running for Congress against Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.).
Jose Javier Rodriguez, a Democrat looking to replace retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) is also expected to appear.
Biden’s spokesman confirmed the vice president’s attendance to CNN and stated the event would be “an opportunity for Vice President Biden to have a candid conversation about the issues impacting the Latino community.”
Biden, who considered a run in 2016 before eventually declining in favor of endorsing Hillary Clinton, has reportedly been telling aides as recently as February that a 2020 run is a real possibility in his future.
“If I were offered the nomination by the Lord Almighty right now, today, I would say no because we’re not ready, the family’s not ready to do this. If in a year from now, if we’re ready and no one has moved in that I think can do it, then I may very well do it,” Biden said on ABC’s “The View” in December.