Exclusive: Democratic donors urge Biden to challenge Clinton in U.S. 2016 race

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International trade show in Anaheim, CaliforniaBy Luciana Lopez and James Oliphant NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of prominent Democratic Party fundraisers on Friday began circulating a letter to encourage a hesitant Vice President Joe Biden to enter the 2016 race for U.S. president. The letter, signed by nearly 50 people, calls the Obama-Biden administration a “spectacular success.” It cites job creation, a lower unemployment rate, new health insurance policies for nearly 9 million Americans and the end of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In our opinion, the next president must be Joe Biden.

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