Biden To FL As He Mulls Presidential Run

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Vice President Joe Biden may get an early glimpse of his presidential prospects at the start of a three-state trip as he considers a late entry into the 2016 Democratic primaries.

Biden is appearing at a Miami college Wednesday and headlining a private fundraiser for Senate Democrats in Florida as he mulls a potential challenge to Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Interest in a Biden campaign has intensified as Clinton has struggled with what some Democrats consider a lackluster start to her campaign and scrutiny over her use of a private email account and server as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state.

Biden’s overnight trip to Florida will be followed by a speech on Thursday night before a Jewish audience in Atlanta and Labor Day events in Pittsburgh next Monday.