Joe Biden set to announce presidential run

 Joe Biden set to announce presidential run

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is set to announce his expected run for the White House in 2020.

He will launch his 2020 campaign this week, sources close to the former vice-president said. Biden will make his announcement in a video to be released on Thursday and plans to hold an event in Pittsburgh on Monday.

Biden was initially expected to kick off his campaign on Wednesday before delaying his launch. Early polling shows Biden in the top tier of the Democratic field but in close competition with the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders for frontrunner status, the Guardian reported.