A top aide to former Vice President Joe Biden met with Democrats on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to remind them of Biden's work in the 2018 midterm elections in a not-so-subtle nod to the 2020 race ahead .
"Everything is going ahead as scheduled," Greg Schultz, who is poised to run Biden's expected 2020 presidential campaign, said, according to a participant in the room.
Biden is close to making an announcement about his plans for 2020, which could come as soon as next week.
A source close to the campaign said a video announcement is ready for release Wednesday, The Atlantic reports.
Schultz is the executive director of Biden's "American's Possibilities PAC." He said the former vice president "is committed to growing and expanding the House Democratic majority."
It was also a time, of course, for the aides to remind their bosses to keep Biden in mind as he inches closer to joining the 2020 Democratic primary.
During an hour-long meeting with Democratic chiefs of staff, Schultz did not dwell on the 2020 presidential race, but that was a clear subtext for his visit. He said Biden was committed to helping Democrats keep their House majority.
One participant at the meeting described it as "a very focus-group like discussion" led by Schultz about what major issues people are talking about in districts across the country.