Sanders credits Biden for 'lifetime of public service'

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Posted: Oct 21, 2015 1:18 PM
Sanders credits Biden for 'lifetime of public service'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says Vice President Joe Biden has made a decision "that he feels is best for himself, his family and the country."

The Vermont senator is calling Biden his "good friend" and is thanking the vice president for "a lifetime of public service."

Sanders says Biden understands the need to rebuild the middle class and address income and wealth inequality.

Biden's decision not to seek the presidency leaves Sanders and Hillary Rodham Clinton as the leading Democratic candidates to succeed President Barack Obama.