Updated at 8:19 p.m. ET on 8/11
(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Iowa next month to deliver the keynote speech at Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, an aide to the vice president - and potential candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination - told CNN's Jim Acosta on Sunday.
An Iowa Democratic official also confirmed Biden's upcoming visit to Harkin's steak fry, which typically attracts a high-profile crowd of national Democrats. Its setting in the first-in-the-nation caucus state makes it a natural stop for potential White House hopefuls.
A Biden aide said the stop in Iowa has long been a commitment on the vice president's calendar after he was unable to attend last year's steak fry.
The vice president's trip was first reported by The New York Times.
Biden has not yet said whether he'll make a third bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, though his schedule this year has hinted at where his aspirations may lie.
In May, he spoke to a gathering of Democrats in South Carolina, site of the first-in-the-South primary contest in presidential nominating years. And later this month, he'll help raise money for New Hampshire's Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, though the event itself won't take place in the first-in-the-nation primary state, but rather in neighboring Maine.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, considered the Democrats' top pick for the presidential nomination in 2016 if she chooses to run, has not visited any early voting states since she left her post at the State Department in February. Like Biden, she has not said whether she'll make another bid for the White House.
And while Clinton hasn't yet traveled to Iowa in her new role as a private citizen, a group that works to elect Democratic women to public office held a "Madam President" event there this weekend with Clinton as the unspoken target.
Plenty of Republicans have visited Iowa, including Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania this weekend for an evangelical gathering.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana have also visited the Hawkeye State over the past several months.
CNN's Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.
I like Joe very much, he is a very good vice president.
Biden 2016... "... Because what would it matter?"
I'll vote for Joe before I vote for Hillary.
"an aide to the vice president — and potential candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination"
What???? I thought it was Hillary, only Hillary, and Hillary all the time.
Biden, the Sarah Palin of the democrats.
I think he's a nasty guy.
Like we want another politician who refuses to obey the Constitution!
Right.... like we need another dope in the WH. The Dem answer to GWB I suppose. "Jill, just fire 2 blasts..."
"President Joe Biden" Talk about sending shivers down your spine.
He's a good guy, but an erratic public speaker and there are reasons he never came near the actual nomination in the past. Hillary has what it takes. Joe doesn't.
All I can say is EWWWWW
Please don't run Joe. If you want the democrats to win it's going to have to be someone not a part of this administration.
Yeah Joe, go ahead and run, this should be entertaining to say the least.....
Vote Biden – Change from the last 8 years
What an awful thought...
He's just Clinton dressed in men's clothes to cover those fat legs.
someone just wrote, "Hillary has what it takes" – are you serious? You cannot name one substantial thing she has done for this country, not one.....the only thing she has is a relationship to a former president who, not for nothing, gets far more credit than he should for his 8 years.....Hillary is not remotely successful at anything, except the spelling of her last name...
I hope he runs. Not because he would be a good president, he is dumber than a sack full of hammers, but because everybody realizes this. Then maybe we could get a candidate that would not want to spend more money than we take in, just to buy votes from fools who want free stuff and can't identify impractical ideas.
Sheesh, at least GRILL the steaks. Only folks who aren't fortunate enough to have a backyard or even a patio resort to frying steaks in a pan.
Also: I wish the Presidential Preseason occurred somewhere else besides Iowa. No offense to y'all, but your state is only partially representative of the electorate, and "caucuses" are not Constitutional.
Joe "Put y'all back in chains" Biden as POTUS.... Bahahahahahahahahahahahah! Please run in 2016 Joe! Please?????
I would definitely go for a Clinton/Biden ticket. Having a been a great vice president, I wouldn't mind seeing him continue as such.
Stick to steak-fries, Mr. Vice-President.
Biden is just another Howard Dean waiting to happen. *Dean Scream*
He probably thinks the election is this November and he's campaigning. What a complete embarrassment of a VP!
Wow! There are a lot of frightened little tighty righties here today! Good – considering their nonsense during the last 20 years, they should be frightened.
From the pic, you can tell he missed his mouth, and stabbed his forehead with a fork. He could make this country an even greater laughingstock than the current president has succeeded in.