Delaware Democratic Sen. Joe Biden tells NECN's Chet Curtis that he will seek his party's nomination for president. He has made similar remarks over the last several weeks.
Biden was interviewed by Curtis Tuesday morning, for a two part show that will run on NECN on Wednesday, at 8 p.m. and Thursday at 8 p.m. From the transcript:
"I've decided I am going to run (for president)," Biden said. "I know I'm supposed to be more coy about this, but I've made no bones about it. My intention is to run for president."
Senator Biden says he expects to officially establish an exploratory committee after the first of the year.
On Senator Barack Obama's possible presidential run, Biden said: "I'll be a little surprised if he actually does run." Obama, Biden says, is on "everyone's number two list."
On Senator John Kerry's perceived challenges in mounting another presidential campaign, Biden added: "I don't count John out."
Obama is due to travel to New Hampshire Dec. 10 to celebrate Democrats' victories in that state in the 2006 election, the party announced Tuesday.