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Obama Considered Dumping VP Biden For Hillary Clinton: Book

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  • Former President Barack Obama has described his selection of Joe Biden as his running mate as “one of the best decisions I ever made,” but a new book claims he seriously considered ditching him during his second White House run.

  • Following a 2010 midterm election “shellacking,” Obama tasked his aides with mulling replacements, and they conducted tests about Hillary Clinton’s brand with supporters, according to the upcoming book The Long Alliance: The Imperfect Union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama, which is set for release on Sept. 13. Obama officials have previously dismissed such reports.

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