Biden hires veteran Latino operative: report

Biden hires veteran Latino operative: report
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push Democrats sense new momentum in Trump tax return fight Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie becomes first African to deliver Yale graduation speech 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.


Alex had briefly left Latino Victory during the 2016 presidential race to work on Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote 2020 Dems break political taboos by endorsing litmus tests Iowa Democrats brace for caucus turnout surge 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.