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Joe Biden to announce his 2020 presidential bid on Thursday

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden will announce his presidential campaign on Thursday with an online video, sources familiar with the plans confirm to CNN.

The former vice president’s team has been laying the campaign groundwork for months.

Biden will hold his first campaign event in Pittsburgh on Monday, a source said.

The Delaware Democrat also is making plans to hit the road to the early voting states of Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire in the coming days, a person familiar with his campaign planning said.

Biden will enter the race as a Democratic front-runner, although the 76-year-old faces questions about his age and whether his more moderate record fits with a party that has become more liberal.

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