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Joe Biden to visit New Hampshire

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Vice President Joe Biden is heading to New Hampshire next week for a White House jobs event, a trip that is certain to stoke speculation about his future political plans.

The White House announced that Biden will travel to Nashua, N.H., on Tuesday, March 25, for “an event highlighting workforce development and the value of on-the-job training opportunities.”

President Obama and Biden have regularly left the Beltway to promote the administration's economic agenda and to tout executive actions they say will help American workers and bolster the middle class.

The trip to New Hampshire, though, the site of the first-in-the-nation primary, comes as Biden has declined to rule out a 2016 run for president.

The vice president in an interview in February said there was “no obvious reason” why he couldn't run for the highest office.

Biden has said he would likely make a decision in “realistically, a year.”

Polls, though, show his candidacy would be a longshot, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the clear favorite among Democrats in polls.

Biden in August attended a fundraiser in Maine for New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, who is running for re-election this year.

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