Happy birthday to our president-elect, Joe Biden! He's come so far in his remarkable life...

Now, as you will know, it was Biden's third time running for president.

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He previously ran in both 1988 and in 2008, before becoming vice president to Barack Obama.

But, long before reaching one of the highest political offices in the nation, Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, northeast Pennsylvania.

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As per Biography, Biden's father, Joseph Biden Sr., worked cleaning furnaces and as a used car salesman, while his mother was Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Finnegan.

Biden credits his parents with instilling "hard work and perseverance" into him.

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He recalled his father often saying: "Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up."

As a child, Biden struggled with a stutter...

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However, he managed to overcome his speech impediment by memorizing passages of poetry and reciting them out loud in front of the mirror.

It wasn't until the late sixties when Biden became active in politics...

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After graduating from law school in 1968, he became a member of the Democrat party before being elected to the New Castle County Council in '70.

In 1972, the Delaware Democratic Party encouraged Biden, who was twenty-nine at the time, to run for the United States Senate.

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Very few people thought he'd get in, but, after a campaign organized mostly by family, Biden won, making him the fifth-youngest U.S. senator elected in the nation's history.

But, just as his political career seemed to be coming together...

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He was struck by a devastating tragedy in his personal life. A week before the Christmas holiday in 1972, Biden's wife and 3 children were involved in a horrific car accident while out shopping for a Christmas tree.

Heartbreakingly, the accident killed his wife and thirteen-month-old daughter...

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And left both of his sons, Beau and Hunter, severely injured.

Biden later spoke out about how he considered suicide following the fatal car crash.

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"I began to understand how despair led people to just cash in; how suicide wasn't just an option but a rational option ... I felt God had played a horrible trick on me, and I was angry." But the heartbreak didn't end there as his son, Beau, later died of brain cancer.

In spite of the tragedies, Biden decided to continue to represent the people of Delaware in the Senate.

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But opted to take the oath of office from his sons' hospital room, instead of the usual swearing-in ceremony.

From 1973 to 2009, Biden served in the Senate...

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And it wasn't long before his presidential ambitions kicked in.

In 1987, he first decided to run for president...

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Biden had been suffering severe headaches during the campaign, and shortly after he dropped out the following year, doctors discovered that he had 2 life-threatening brain aneurysms.

2 decades after his unsuccessful presidential bid...

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Biden decided to run for president once again. However, despite his experience in the Senate, his campaign failed to gain momentum.

This year marked his third run for president...

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And saw him go head to head with the notorious President Donald Trump.

It was one hell of a run-up to the election.

Of course, the election couldn't have fallen on a worse year, but it powered ahead despite some major setbacks... including Trump's coronavirus diagnosis.

But now, we're at the end of the line...

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And Joe Biden is going to be the next President of the United States - well, that's if Donald Trump's outrageous plan to expose "voter fraud" stays as dormant as it is currently.

There's a lot for Biden to do in the next 4 years...

Bit first - it's time to celebrate as today, it's Biden's birthday!

Happy seventy-eighth Birthday to the president-elect!

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