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Based on executive branch financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Biden's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $39,028.00 and $805,996.00.  That averages $422,512.00, which is the 21st highest in the executive branch.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001669&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets'', "Joe Biden, 2011" (accessed June 28, 2013)]</ref>
 
Based on executive branch financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Biden's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $39,028.00 and $805,996.00.  That averages $422,512.00, which is the 21st highest in the executive branch.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001669&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets'', "Joe Biden, 2011" (accessed June 28, 2013)]</ref>

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Joe Biden
Joe Biden.jpg
Vice President of the United States
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
1987-1995
Prior offices
U.S. Senator from Delaware
1973-2009
Education
High schoolArchmere Academy
Bachelor'sUniversity of Delaware (1965)
J.D.Syracuse University Law School (1968)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 20, 1942
Place of birthScranton, Pennsylvania
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (b. November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is the current Democratic Vice President of the United States. Biden and President Barack Obama were sworn in for their first terms of office on January 20, 2009.[1] He was sworn in for his 2nd term as vice president on January 20, 2013.[2] Biden was serving his 7th term as a U.S. Senator from Delaware before becoming vice president in 2009.[3]

Biden began his career in politics serving on the New Castle, Delaware county council in 1970 before defeating incumbent senator, J. Caleb Boggs (R), for his seat in the United States Senate.[3] Biden was a candidate in the 1988 Democratic primary for the presidency. He withdrew his candidacy in 1987 after he was found plagiarizing speeches from other politicians.[4]

Biography

Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, but when he was 13 years old, the family moved to Mayfield, Delaware. He attended St. Helena School before gaining acceptance to the Archmere Academy for whom he worked odd jobs to help his family pay tuition.[5] Biden then graduated from the University of Delaware before earning his law degree from the Syracuse University Law School in 1968.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Holder's academic, professional and political career:[5][3]

  • 1965: Graduated from University of Delaware with a degree in history and political science
  • 1968: Earned law degree from Syracuse University Law School
  • 1968-1970: Defense attorney in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1970-1972: New Castle County Council member
  • 1973-2009: United States Senator representing Delaware
  • 2009-Present: United States Vice President under Barack Obama

Elections

2016 presidential candidacy

Overview

In an interview on February 7, 2014, Biden stated, There’s no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run."[6] He has experience working in New Hampshire and Iowa as both a presidential candidate in 2008 and as a vice presidential candidate in 2012.[7] However, only nine vice presidents have been elected to serve as president. Of those nine, only four were elected directly after their term as vice president.[8] Biden has run in two other presidential primary races.[9]

Preparations

It was reported in August 2013, that Biden and his team were discussing starting a political action committee to begin fundraising efforts for a 2016 presidential bid. Using the PAC Biden would be able to financially support certain candidates in the midterm elections, solidifying support for his own run.[10]

Public statements on a possible run

  • In a July 2013 interview, Biden stated, "I can die a happy man never having been president of the United States of America, but it doesn't mean I won't run."[11]

Comments on potential campaign

  • President Barack Obama commented on both Biden and Hillary Clinton when asked to compare them, stating, "both Hillary and Joe would make outstanding presidents, and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents."[12]

Public opinion polls

  • A December 11, 2013, poll conducted by McClatchy-Marist showed Biden losing a hypothetical primary to Hillary Clinton, with 65% supporting Clinton to 12% supporting Biden.[13]


2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Biden won re-election in 2012 as Vice President of the United States on a ticket with Barack Obama.[14]

U.S. presidential election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes Electoral votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarack Obama/Joe Biden Incumbent 51.3% 65,899,660 332
     Republican Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan 47.4% 60,932,152 206
     Libertarian Gary Johnson/Jim Gray 1% 1,275,804 0
     Green Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala 0.4% 469,501 0
Total Votes 128,577,117 538
Election Results Via: FEC official election results

Other candidates that appeared on the ballot received less than 0.1% of the vote. Those candidates included: Roseanne Barr, Rocky Anderson, Thomas Hoefling, Jerry Litzel, Jeff Boss, Merlin Miller, Randall Terry, Jill Reed, Richard Duncan, Andre Barnett, Chuck Baldwin, Barbara Washer, Tom Stevens, Virgil Goode, Will Christensen, Stewart Alexander, James Harris, Jim Carlson, Sheila Tittle, Peta Lindsay, Gloria La Riva, Jerry White, Dean Morstad and Jack Fellure.[15]

2008

Biden won the 2008 election as Vice President of the United States on a ticket with Barack Obama.[16]

U.S. presidential election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes Electoral votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarack Obama/Joe Biden 53% 69,498,516 365
     Republican John McCain/Sarah Palin 45.7% 59,948,323 173
     Peace and Freedom Ralph Nader/Matt Gonzalez 0.6% 739,034 0
     Libertarian Bob Barr/Wayne Allyn Root 0.4% 523,715 0
     Constitution Chuck Baldwin/Darrell Castle 0.2% 199,750 0
     Green Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente 0.1% 161,797 0
Total Votes 131,071,135 538
Election Results Via: Archives.gov official election results


Other candidates that appeared on the ballot received less than 0.1% of the vote. Those candidates included: Alan Keyes, Ron Paul, Gloria La Riva, Brian Moore, Roger Calero, Richard Duncan, James Harris, Charles Jay, John Joseph Polachek, Frank Edward McEnulty, Jeffrey J. Wamboldt, Thomas Robert Stevens, Gene C. Amondson, Jeffrey Jeff Boss, George Phillies, Ted Weill, Jonathan E. Allen and Bradford Lyttle.[17]

Full history


Analysis

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on executive branch financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Biden's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $39,028.00 and $805,996.00. That averages $422,512.00, which is the 21st highest in the executive branch.[25]

Personal

Biden married Neilia Hunter in 1966 with whom he had three children. In December of 1972, Hunter and their only daughter were killed in a car accident that also critically injured their two sons.[5] Biden was sworn into his first term in office by his son's hospital bed in January 1973. He re-married in 1977 to Jill Jacobs, with whom Biden has a daughter.[5] Biden's son, Beau Biden, is the Delaware Attorney General.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dick Cheney (R)
Vice President of the United States
2009–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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U.S. Senate - Delaware
1973–2009
Succeeded by
John Carney (D)

References

  1. The Telegraph, "Barack Obama inauguration: Joe Biden sworn in as vice-president," January 20, 2009 (accessed June 24, 2013)
  2. Planet Washington, "Biden officially sworn into office for a second term," January 20, 2013 (accessed June 24, 2013)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 CNN, "Joe Biden Fast Facts," January 22, 2013)
  4. New York Times, "Biden Withdraws Bid for President in Wake of Furor," September 24, 1987
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Biography.com, "Joe Biden Biography" (accessed June 24, 2013)
  6. http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/joe-biden-2016-election-decision-103251.html#ixzz2sf3ZZ3gg Politico, "2016 election: Joe Biden can't think of a reason not to run," February 7, 2014]
  7. New York Daily News, "Election 2016: A look at possible candidates and who could run in the next presidential race," August 17, 2013
  8. VicePresidents.com, "The Vice Presidency: Stepping Stone or Mill Stone?," accessed October 15, 2013
  9. Washington Post, "At Iowa Steak Fry, Biden Defends Obama, Stokes Speculation About 2016 Candidacy," September 15, 2013
  10. Wall Street Journal, "Confident Biden Team Sows Seeds For 2016," August 18, 2013
  11. GQ, "Have You Heard the One About President Joe Biden?," July 2013
  12. USA Today, "Obama lauds both 2016 aspirants: Clinton and Biden", December 6, 2013
  13. Politico, "2016 poll: Chris Christie 42%, Hillary Clinton 41%," December 11, 2013
  14. The Cincinnati Herald, "Obama re-elected to historic second term," November 10, 2012
  15. FEC, "2012 Presidential Election Results," accessed June 24, 2013
  16. CNN, "Obama: This is your victory," November 5, 2008 (accessed June 24, 2013)
  17. FEC, "2008 Presidential Popular Vote Summary," accessed June 24, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1984," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1978," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1972," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. OpenSecrets, "Joe Biden, 2011" (accessed June 28, 2013)