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The candidate: Joe Biden (D)

Microsoft News 2/10/2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden, with Dr. Jill Biden and granddaughter Natalie Biden attend the Delaware Memorial Day Ceremony, in New Castle, DE on May 30, 2019. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images) © Getty Former Vice President Joe Biden, with Dr. Jill Biden and granddaughter Natalie Biden attend the Delaware Memorial Day Ceremony, in New Castle, DE on May 30, 2019. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is an American politician who served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Biden also represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009.

Born: Nov. 20, 1942 (age 77)

Last office: Vice President of the United States (2009 - 2017)

Spouse: Jill Biden

Official site: https://joebiden.com/

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ON KEY ISSUES:

Minimum wage:  Supports $15/hour federal minimum wage

Climate change:  Supports the Green New Deal

Health care: Build on the Affordable Care Act's foundation

Cost of college: Two years should be free

Abortion: Favors some limits

(Positions compiled by Politico. Click here for a detailed look at Joe Biden's views and where other 2020 candidates stand on the issues.)

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Immigration issues: In courting Latino voters, Joe Biden grapples with Obama’s history as ‘deporter in chief..' (Boston Globe)

COMPLETE PROFILE:

Who is Joe Biden? An in-depth look at his biography, family, key positions and where he stands in the race. (Business Insider)


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