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Vice President Biden Says He Won't Run for President

Vice President Joe Biden has announced he is not running for president, which leaves the Democratic field open for the battle between front-runners Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

The vice president made the announcement in a Rose Garden speech flanked by his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, and President Obamasaying that as he was working through the grieving process over the death of his son and the decision about whether to make another run for the White House, the window of opportunity had closed on mounting a "realistic" campaign.

He said he was out of time to wage a winning campaign.

Media outlets were likely hoping Biden would jump in, at least for the additional political advertising it would have brought to the Democratic race. But at least they had gotten some "draft Biden" ads.