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Decision 2014, 2016: Biden's Google+ 'Hangout.'

First, appeal to activists from Iowa and New Hampshire. Check. Then, environmental activists. Check. He already supports gay marriage. And now Vice President Biden is going for the youth vote, participating in a Google+ “Fireside Hangout” Thursday.

In fairness, it’s in his official capacity as vice president and will be answering questions on gun control.

“National Democrats are taking steps to create a large-scale independent group aimed at turning traditionally conservative Texas into a prime electoral battleground, crafting a new initiative to identify and mobilize progressive voters in the rapidly-changing state, strategists familiar with the plans told Politico. The organization, dubbed ‘Battleground Texas,’ plans to engage the state’s rapidly growing Latino population, as well as African-American voters and other Democratic-leaning constituencies that have been underrepresented at the ballot box in recent cycles.” 

According to the U.S. Census, Texas is 44% white, 38% Hispanic, 12% black, 4% Asian, making it a majority-minority state.  

Two polls show Cory Booker handily defeating Sen. Frank Lautenberg in a hypothetical primary match up in 2014.

“Donald Berwick, who formerly ran Medicare for President Obama, formed a fundraising committee on Tuesday, a further indication that he may run for governor in Massachusetts in 2014,” the Boston Globe reports. “ ‘I’m getting more and more serious,’ he said Tuesday night.”