The 2020 election cycle might have already started. The Federal Election Commission shows that 129 people have filed to run for president in the next election.
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Vice President Joe Biden talks to students from Eagle Academy for Young Men during a walk at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. He will speak Wednesday night.
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Vice President Joe Biden, with his wife Dr. Jill Biden, and President Obama walking toward the Rose Garden at the White House Wednesday before announcing he would not run for president.
Vice President Joe Biden announces he will not seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination during an appearance in the White House Rose Garden with President Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.
Vice President Biden talks to a woman in biker gear, who's sitting on a chair in front of him at a diner in Ohio in September 2012. She's not sitting on his lap, but it sure looks like it.
A man carries a cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton in Des Moines, Iowa. Clinton and other traditional candidates have struggled to breakthrough as outsiders have captured the attention this summer.