With Hillary Clinton sliding in the polls, Democratic donors are pushing for Vice President Joe Biden to throw his hat in the ring.
A group of left-wing financial backers released a letter Friday, obtained by Reuters, calling the Obama-Biden Administration a “spectacular success” and pledging their support if he decides to run.
“To finish the job, America needs a leader who is respected both home and abroad, and who understands the real challenges facing American families. In our opinion, the next president must be Joe Biden. If he announces he’s running, we’re all in. It’s a campaign we know he will win,” it said.
DNC national finance committee member John Maa was just one of many prominent names on the list of signees pledging to help raise money for the potential candidate.
Biden has been mulling over whether to run after losing his son, Beau Biden, 42, to a brain tumor in May.
Politico reports Obama’s second in command is in no rush to make a decision, and could potentially wait until December to announce.
Clinton, once thought to be a shoe-in for the nomination, has seen her status as frontrunner fade over the ongoing email scandal during her time as secretary of state.
The tarnished image of the former first lady seems to have some Democrats looking for a better alternative.