ABOUT THE CANDIDATE

Joe Biden

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WHERE IS HE FROM

Born on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Joseph "Joe" Robinette Biden Jr. studied at the University of Delaware in 1965 and earned a law degree from Syracuse University in New York in 1968. VP Biden worked as an attorney in Delaware and then joined the New Castle County Council from 1970 to 1972, where he began his political career. After two years of serving on the city council, VP Biden was elected to the U.S. Senate at the age of 29, becoming the fifth-youngest senator in the history of the United States. He is a devout Christian of the Catholic denomination and a dedicated family man. 

A THRIVING CAREER

Joe Biden officially joined the U.S. Senate in 1973 and became Delaware's longest-serving Senator after six reelections. Biden focused primarily on foreign relations, criminal justice, and drug policy during his time in the Senate.  He served twice as the chair on the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee (2001-03; 2007-09) and Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary from 1987 to 1995. On November 4, 2008, the Obama-Biden ticket defeated John McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin and was re-elected for a second term in 2012, defeating the Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. As Vice-President, Biden served as a key advisor and avid supporter of former President Barack Obama and was essential in shaping U.S.-foreign relations. 

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As the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, VP Biden's platform outlines several policies centered on climate change, health care, and government aid to low-income families. VP Biden has gained a notable lead over President Trump due to the criticism of The Administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused an economic downturn, greatly resembling the Great Depression. VP Biden's presidential vision is one of unity and change; aiming to stimulate economic prosperity in the lower and middle class of the U.S. As a leader for the people, he takes great pride in his ability to connect with everyday Americans and places keen interest in amplifying their voices if elected to office.

MISSION STATEMENT

UNITE FOR A BETTER FUTURE

"We are in a battle for the soul of America. It is crucial that in this battle we remind ourselves of who we are; tough, resilient but always full of hope. It is time to treat each other with dignity. Build a middle class that works for everybody, fight back against incredible abuses of power we are witnessing and remind ourselves that our best days still lie ahead. Together we can make Donald Trump a one-term President. 

It is time for respected leadership on the world stage--and dignified leadership at home."

Joe Biden For President: America Is An Idea