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||Biden not running for president
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Vice President Joe Biden announced Oct. 21 that he's not running for U.S. presidency, ending months of speculation about his political future.
Biden, a former U.S. senator from Delaware, sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and 2008, USA Today noted.
Will Pierce, executive director of Draft Biden 2016, said in a press release, "We are so grateful for the gigantic outpouring of support from hundreds of thousands of Americans around the country in our effort to encourage the Vice President to run. While the Vice President has decided not to run, we know that over the next year he will stand up for all Americans and articulate a vision for America's future that will leave no one behind."
Biden has been a fierce supporter of LGBT rights. He recently spoke at a Human Rights Campaign event in Washington, D.C. Among other things, he said he believes the remaining work for the LGBT movement "will come much more quickly and more surely." And while he said he "strongly supports" the Equality Act, he did not promise he would push for it but rather that "it will pass."
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