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Biden to headline Romney summit

Posted June 6

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be interviewed Friday evening by Mitt Romney at the former Republican presidential nominee's annual gathering in Utah of donors and business leaders.

"VP Biden is attending because he believes in bipartisanship and the importance of keeping good lines of communication open across the aisle," Biden spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield said in an email.

One person familiar said it was Romney associates who extended the invitation to Biden. The invitation was extended many weeks ago, the person said.

Romney and Biden both considered running for president in 2016, only to defer to candidates they saw as having an overwhelming financial advantage (Jeb Bush on the Republican side; Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side).

Biden recently launched "American Possibilities PAC," a political action committee, that has set off speculation about Biden's 2020 intentions.

The former Delaware senator has made regular public appearances since leaving office and has often used them to criticize President Donald Trump.

After being looked over as a finalist for Secretary of State in the Trump Administration, Romney has spent time campaigning for GOP candidates and taking to social media to weigh in on political matters.

"Affirmation of the #ParisAgreement is not only about the climate: It is also about America remaining the global leader," he tweeted days before Trump announced that he was pulling out of the Paris Agreement.

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