News of family drama leaves some wondering about Biden’s potential candidacy

The race for the Democratic nomination for the US Presidential election in 2020 is becoming more crowded every week.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Kamala Harris, former Mayor of San Antonio Julian Castro, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, former W. Va. state Sen. Richard Ojeda, former Rep. John Delaney, author Marianne Williamson, and former tech executive Andrew Yang have all announced their intentions to seek the Democratic nomination for 2020.

But one notable politician has yet to throw his name into the race: Joe Biden.

Rumors have been swirling about a potential presidential run for the former Vice President seemingly since the 2016 US Presidential election, which saw Donald Trump elected to office.

Biden, however, has remained tight-lipped about plans for 2020.

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Earlier this week it was revealed that some “dirty laundry” from Biden’s family could potentially derail the Irish American’s White House dreams.

In a column for the New York Times, Maureen Dowd touched upon the family drama that sometimes surrounds the Biden family, particularly how Biden's son Hunter became romantically involved with his late brother Beau's widow Hallie. 

While Joe and Dr. Jill gave their blessing to Beau and Hallie's coupling, Hunter's ex-wife Kathleen asserted during divorce proceedings that Hunter spent excessive amounts of money on "drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs, and gifts for women with whom he has sexual relations."

Hunter Biden (L), Joe Biden, and Beau Biden (R) walk in the Inaugural Parade January 20, 2009 (Getty Images)

Hunter Biden (L), Joe Biden, and Beau Biden (R) walk in the Inaugural Parade January 20, 2009 (Getty Images)

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Now, some sources are saying the family drama could be the perfect fodder for an opposing candidate to tarnish the former Vice President’s persona.

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