David Jackson, USA Today
Joe Biden's speaking schedule isn't going to quell talk of his presidential ambitions.
Biden will reportedly speak at major Democratic fundraisers over the next two months in South Carolina and Michigan, states that have played key roles in past presidential nomination contests and may do so again in 2016.
Biden, 70, has not ruled out his own presidential bid as President Obama completes his second term in office.
Like many potential candidates, Biden's plans may depend on whether former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton decides to run in 2016.
The Associated Press, which reported on the vice president's plans, says:
"Biden will travel to Detroit in April to address the Michigan Democratic Party's annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner. He'll go to Columbia in May when South Carolina Democrats hold their dinner.
"During presidential elections, the state party galas are frequent stops for candidates. South Carolina traditionally holds one of the first primaries of the season, with Michigan soon after."