@JoeBiden is back.
"Dusting off the Twitter handle for a big midterm election year. Let's get to it, folks!" Biden tweeted.
Biden has maintained a robust presence on the social media site through his vice presidential account, @VP, but his return to his non-government Twitter handle signals a strategy by Biden and the Democratic National Committee to increase his political profile during the next few months.
“@JoeBiden will be another way for the Vice President to engage our supporters, spread the Democratic message and support our candidates heading into the midterm elections,” a DNC spokesperson told Time Magazine.
The account, which boasts nearly 550,000 followers as of Monday morning, will likely be a powerful tool for communications and outreach on behalf of Democratic Senate candidates, who face a treacherous electoral landscape this year.
Notably, it could also remind some Democrats of Biden's own political ambitions, as he weighs whether to run for president in 2016.