Biden hires veteran Latino operative: report

Biden hires veteran Latino operative: report
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul MORE hired a veteran Latino operative Wednesday as the high-profile Democrat continues to weigh a 2020 presidential bid, Politico reports.

Cristóbal Alex stepped down as the president of Latino Victory, a top Hispanic political organization, on Tuesday after five years in the role.

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Alex had briefly left Latino Victory during the 2016 presidential race to work on Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats ask judge for quick ruling on McGahn subpoena Hillary Clinton: 'Every day Stephen Miller remains in the White House is an emergency' The Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race MORE's unsuccessful campaign.

He did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill on his plans.

Alex has previously appeared at events with Biden in Nevada and Florida.

Biden has yet to officially announce a White House bid. But sources close to the former vice president told The Hill earlier this month that he's almost certain to enter the race. 

Last week Biden said he was in the “final stages” of his decisionmaking over a bid.

The 76-year-old has been leading or nearly leading in most polls among Democratic contenders, while putting together a potential campaign team and tapping potential donors.