New reports from a source to The Associated Press indicate that former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his official 2020 presidential campaign on Thursday.
Biden is scheduled to meet with voters in Pittsburgh on Monday, the source, who wished to remain anonymous, said.
The 2020 Democratic primary now features over 20 contenders for the Democratic nomination, and Biden's legacy and political career will make him a front-runner entering into the race.
Previous reports indicated that Biden’s initial plan to formally announce his campaign on Wednesday would be postponed, but no reports until now indicated a precise time.
The board of the International Association of Fire Fighters, the largest union of firefighters in the nation, is meeting this week to vote—and likely to agree—to formally endorse the candidate. Leaders of the group say that they will be “investing” heavily into his candidacy.