Biden presidential decision could come next week

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Joe Biden Could Announce Presidential Run Next Week

Vice President Joe Biden may be close to making a bid to move into the White House, according to a new report.

People familiar with his deliberations tell CBS News that he's leaning toward entering the race — and we may know as soon as next week.


His biggest concern is still his family, though he has their support.

See images of Biden as he mulls his decision:

Joe Biden as he mulls over a presidential run
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Biden presidential decision could come next week
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Stephen talks with Vice President Joe Biden, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Thursday Sept 10, 2015 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS via Getty Images)

Right now it's Biden that presents the biggest threat to Clinton. A national poll has the VP at No. 2 without even being a candidate...yet... On top of that, some Clinton donors are defecting to Biden. They told The Wall Street Journal that they are, quote, "We're waiting for Joe."

Over the weekend, Biden may have been doing some subtle campaigning by hitting potential presidential opponents for their positions on LGBT issues.

"Let them know! The American people are already with you! Look at the numbers, though there are homophobes still left - most of them are running for president I think."

The vice president's team says even if he does run, he won't take part in next Tuesday's Democratic debate.

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