Exclusive: Joe Biden backers hiring staff in more states in hopes of 2016 run

U.S. Vice President Biden stands behind reporters as President Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban make statements after their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in WashingtonBy Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) – A group of Joe Biden supporters trying to build momentum for a White House run by the vice president is hiring paid staff in about a dozen crucial primary states. The political action committee backing the vice president, Draft Biden, has begun building operations in 11 states holding primary elections on “Super Tuesday” in March 2016, two of the group’s officials told Reuters, an important series of votes for any candidate seeking their party’s nomination. Draft Biden doesn’t have a firm number for how many staff in total it will hire in those states, said Josh Alcorn, a senior advisor to the group, but the recruitment process is under way.

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