Biden hires veteran Latino operative: report

Biden hires veteran Latino operative: report
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenTrump: 'I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be' Poll: Biden rises to 8-point lead over Sanders among Democratic primary voters Andrew Yang draws crowd of 3,000 in San Francisco 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 ClintonDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery Dem strategist says Donna Brazile is joining Fox News 'for the money' CNN to host town hall with Cory Booker in South Carolina 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.