(CNN) - Beau Biden said Thursday he won't seek re-election this year as Delaware attorney general and plans instead to run for governor in 2016.
"Over the past few months, as I've been planning to run for reelection, I have also been giving a great deal of thought to running for Governor in 2016," he said in a statement. "What started as a thought-a very persistent thought-has now become a course of action that I wish to pursue."
Updated at 5:37 p.m. ET on 8/21
(CNN) – Beau Biden, who traveled to Texas this week for medical tests, successfully underwent a procedure Tuesday and is currently in "great shape," the White House said Wednesday.
The Delaware attorney general and son of Vice President Joe Biden was being evaluated at the University of Texas MD Anderson medical center, a world renowned cancer treatment hospital, after feeling weak and disoriented on a family vacation last week. Neither the vice president's office nor representatives for Beau Biden have specified what procedure he underwent, or have relayed a doctor’s diagnosis.
(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will spend Wednesday in Houston, according to his office, as his son Beau continues to undergo medical evaluations after feeling weak and disoriented on a family vacation last week.
Beau Biden, the attorney general of Delaware, is being tested at MD Anderson, a world renowned cancer treatment hospital, a source told CNN on Tuesday. Along with the vice president, second lady Jill Biden is also in Houston.
Updated at 9:53 a.m. ET on 8/20
(CNN) - Beau Biden, the attorney general of Delaware and the son of Vice President Joe Biden, was evaluated on Monday at a Houston hospital after an "episode of disorientation and weakness," the vice president's office said.
Biden traveled with his son to Texas for the evaluation, his office added. According to a source, Beau Biden is also with others from his family, including second lady Jill Biden.
He is undergoing testing at MD Anderson, a world renowned cancer treatment hospital, the source told CNN, cautioning that Biden was only undergoing an evaluation.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden participated in a National Day of Service on Saturday, joining what event organizers say are volunteers around the country in local service projects. First lady Michelle Obama and the vice president’s wife, Jill Biden, also took part.
Obama joined in a project at Burrville Elementary School in Washington, picking up a paintbrush and aiding volunteers who were staining a bookcase.
(CNN) - Following a week of White House meetings on the gun control debate, Vice President Joe Biden spoke this weekend with family members of victims from last month's Newtown, Connecticut shooting, his son said Monday.
"My father's spent a lot of time working with all the stakeholders, from the NRA to sportsmen to victims to survivors," Beau Biden, attorney general of Delaware, said on CNN's "The Situation Room." "He was on the phone with many of the survivors of the tragedy in Connecticut."
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden's son argued Friday that his father's opponent on the debate stage, Rep. Paul Ryan, wants to move more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.
Ryan's campaign, however, hit back saying the GOP vice presidential nominee made no such argument during the two running mates' tense exchange Thursday over ending the decade-long war.
Washington (CNN) – The eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden told CNN one reason Republicans are so eager to go after his father is because he is such an effective advocate.
"They reason they would go after him is because he lands punches. He's the single best communicator of the middle class out there. And he is because that's what this campaign is about. How do we, how we do we make sure the middle class continues to have all that it should and move this country forward. The president and my dad want to build this country from the middle class out. Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney want to do it like George W. Bush did. This trickle down, top down mentality," he told CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger.
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(CNN) - Delaware state Attorney General Beau Biden said his state's Republican Senate nominee, Christine O'Donnell, "should be taken seriously."
"She should be taken seriously. [Democratic Senate nominee] Chris [Coons] is taking her seriously. My party is taking her seriously," Biden told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King in an interview set to air Wednesday.
O'Donnell has received national attention for a number of controversial comments she made in the 1990s.