The Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has been in politics for most of his adult life – 47 years. Check out some of the most relevant landmarks of his political career below. I’ve also included parts of his personal life in the timeline, as I would imagine some *Hunter Biden* will pop up during some or all of the debates.
November 7, 1972 – wins a seat in the Senate, age 29 years old, sworn in after his 30th birthday
June 17, 1977 – marries Jill Jacobs
June 9, 1987 – declares a run for U.S. President
September 23, 1987 – withdraws Presidential run amid accusations of speech plagiarism
February 1988 – has surgery for first brain aneurysm
May 1988- another surgery for second aneurysm – Jill Biden: “Our doctor told us there was a 50-50 chance Joe wouldn’t survive surgery. He also said that it was even more likely that Joe would have permanent brain damage if he survived. And if any part of his brain would be adversely affected, it would be the area that governed speech.”
January 31, 2007 – declares 2nd run for U.S. President
January 3, 2008 – withdraws Presidential run
August 22, 2008 – named as running mate for Barack Obama
November 4, 2008 – elected Vice President with Obama as President
November 6, 2012 – re-elected as VP with Obama as President
May 2014 – Hunter, Joe’s 2nd son, becomes board member of Burisma Holdings (a Ukraine gas company)
May 2014 – Joe Biden has Ukrainian prosecutor removed from office, possibly related to Burisma Holdings
May 5, 2015 – son Beau dies of brain cancer
October 2015 – decides not to run for U.S. President for election in 2016
January 12, 2017 – presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama
April 25, 2019 – announces 3rd run for U.S. President
August 11, 2020 – names Kamala Harris as his Vice President
November 3, 2020 – ??
In a couple of months the last date on this timeline will be known, but until then, thanks for stopping by!
-Out of the Wilderness