F Worms Vice President Joe Biden will not announce a campaign for President of Charlottesville, Va., Said his spokesman on Monday.
“Would you refer to this in regard to this rumor,” Bill Russo told Washington Examiner.
A tweet Friday from Edward-Isaac Dovere, a staff writer at the Atlantic, said the campaign had “no plan for an event in Charlottesville”, despite the idea of ”being discussed during the course of some”.
Reports have been circulating since last week that Biden hoped to start his campaign in college town and the site of the violent 2017 “Unite the Right” rally where a white nationalist murdered 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer.
Liberal activist groups in Charlottesville were dissatisfied with Biden choosing the city as a possible place to announce, according to sources in the area. Biden has little connection to the area, and some regarded the movement as disrespectful and capitalized on Heyer’s death.
Although not yet announced and facing allegations of inappropriate touch, Biden 2020 leads the Democratic primary field, according to an average number of polls in RealClearPolitics.