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March 27, 2019

Joe Biden is certainly biding his time.

The former vice president has done nothing but tease a 2020 campaign for the last few months, even mistakenly saying he was running in a speech earlier this month. Yet Biden still hasn't made it official, and there's a chance he'll drag this whole ordeal out until Easter week, people familiar with his plans tell CNBC.

About a month ago, Biden was "90 percent" sure he would take on President Trump in 2020. More recent reports put him at 95 percent, and even set him up with a potential running mate. He'll take yet another baby step next week, meeting with "top advisers" to figure out just how to execute an official announcement, CNBC reports. A campaign announcement video is barely in the works, as Biden's team is reportedly still figuring out which parts of his platform to highlight. Infrastructure reform is reportedly at the top of the list.

While most decisions still seem uncertain, one person tells CNBC that Biden has decided to announce his 2020 run from Delaware. Also on Wednesday, Biden apologized for what's been seen as a massive weakness in his campaign: How he handled the Anita Hill hearing during Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' 1991 confirmation.

Meanwhile, Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate who Biden reportedly might pick as his VP, hinted Wednesday she may not be on board. Kathryn Krawczyk

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