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Some Dems Hope to Draft Biden for DNC Chair

Biden, who's one of the least wealthy officials in D.C., is said to be considering numerous lucrative private sector options for his post-government life

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    In this file photo, Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Cancer Moonshot Summit at Howard University on June 29, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

    While some new faces look to lead the Democratic National Committee, others hope Vice President Joe Biden will take the job as committee chair, NBC News reported.

    It's not clear if Biden is interested and his office declined to comment. But those behind the idea are making a concerted effort to line up support in the hope that it will convince the vice president to take the helm of a party in crisis.

    The idea would be for the DNC chairmanship to be split into two roles, as it was during Bill Clinton's presidency. Biden would serve as the party's figurehead, spokesperson, fundraiser and cheerleader, while someone else runs day-to-day operations. 

    Biden, who's one of the least wealthy officials in D.C., is said to be considering numerous lucrative private sector options for his post-government life.