Is Joe Biden moving closer to running, or is it simply that his supporters. Reuters is reporting that the draft Biden folks in eleven key primary states are staffing up. Apparently they are concentrating on the super Tuesday 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.
There are 12 primaries on Super Tuesday (March 1st). 950 Delegates will be elected which represents 25% of elected delegates and 21% of all delegates (including the super delegates).
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.
Generally one does not begin to add paid staffers until they are sure they are going to run. The Draft Biden group is a PAC not a campaign staff and the two are not allowed to talk to each others but it seems to make sense if draft Biden is staffing up someone from the SHMOTUS’ must have given them the wink, wink! They are also staffing up in Florida whose primary is on March 15th. Florida adds another 207 elected delegates.
The expansion means Biden would have a far broader and more sophisticated infrastructure than previously known should he decide to enter the race. (…) Until recently, the Super PAC had concentrated on establishing operations in the four earliest primary states – Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. It has about a dozen employees in those states.
With each passing day as there are new stories about the Hillary Clinton scandals it becomes more likely that Biden will run, but with the latest news about the Draft Biden Super PAC, perhaps the decision has already been made.