Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to formally accept the Democratic nomination for president on August 20, 2020 from his Delaware home. The Democratic National Convention is being held mostly remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic. The nomination follows a long political career for Biden, who most recently served as vice president under Barack Obama. Here's a look back.
Biden (R) and his wife, Jill Biden, make their way through a crowd of well-wishers and photographers to take a train to Washington, D.C., after announcing his candidacy for president on June 9, 1987. UPI File Photo
From left to right, Biden, Sens. Barack Obama, Paul Sarbanes and Barbara Boxer confer during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting to vote on the nomination of John Bolton to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on May 12, 2005. Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI
From left to right, former Sen. Mike Gravel, Sen. Chris Dodd, Sen. John Edwards, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Obama, Gov. Bill Richardson, Biden and Rep. Dennis Kucinich line up onstage before the start of the Democratic presidential debate in Manchester, N.H., on June 3, 2007. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI