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Joe Biden Dusts Off His Old Twitter Account



Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking at the 2014 UAW National Community Action Program Conference in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
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Vice President Joe Biden is resurfacing his old Twitter account in anticipation of the upcoming midterm elections.

It’s been 16 months since the VPOTUS used @JoeBiden to wish us a “happy and safe holiday season” on Christmas Eve in 2012. Since then, the account has been dormant — save for a few retweets — leaving 550,000 followers waiting.

Monday morning, “Joe” tweeted that he’s back.

“Dusting off the Twitter handle for a big midterm election year,” @JoeBiden tweeted. “Let’s get to it, folks! –Joe”

The account is managed by Democratic party officials, but its profile states that tweets signed “Joe” are sent (or at least written) by Vice President Biden.

Monday’s tweet is the first sign that the vice president is gearing up for a midterm election season that early national polling shows may brutal for Democrats.

A White House-managed account, @VP, is saved for official Vice President communications and is not used for campaigns. That account has less than half the followers as @JoeBiden, with 276,000.

In honor of the return of @JoeBiden, see some of its best tweets

Pizza Joe

Thumbs up

Pumpkin carving season

DQ Edition

A new friend

Keep the faith

A favorite

Grabbing a bite

Ridin’ with Biden

Surprise huddle

Charming the locals

Thank you

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