Palmetto Sunrise: SC politicians welcome Biden

The chorus calling for Vice President Joe Biden to run for president is getting louder. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

COLUMBIA — Several of South Carolina’s politicos are making it well known that they want to see Vice President Joe Biden in the 2016 presidential race.

Popular South Carolinians, including Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, told Politico that they would be in Biden’s corner, if he ran. South Carolina’s Draft Biden team seized on Tuesday the opportunity to stress the support Biden has from South Carolinians.

“We’re excited to see the Vice President has the support of ‘the most loved politician in America’ Charleston Mayor, Joe Riley, should he make a bid for the White House,” said Isiah Nelson, state director of Draft Biden in a written statement. “This article clearly demonstrates what we are hearing on the ground every day — Joe Biden has deep support in South Carolina and we stand ready to support Joe Biden for President.”

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