Biden's Son Urged Him to Run For President -Report

Before he died, Beau told his dad he should run.

Vice President Joe Biden's sons urged him to run for president in 2016, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal.

Biden’s son, Beau, reportedly coaxed his father to jump into the race in the months before Beau Biden died from brain cancer in May at the age of 46.

“It’s no secret that Beau wanted him to run,” Dick Harpootlian, a former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, told the Journal. “If he does what Beau wanted him to do, he’ll run."

Beau’s Biden’s brother, Hunter, has also worked to convince the vice president that he should mount his own presidential bid, according to the report.

"He feels strongly about his dad running and serving,” James Smith, a Democratic state lawmaker from South Carolina who has spoken with Hunter, said, according to the Journal.