(Washington Examiner) Joe Biden has never been shy about using his family as a campaign asset. But escalation of the scandal surrounding work by the former vice president's son Hunter Biden with a Ukrainian gas company might once again turn into the liability that many Democrats have long feared.
Jobs held by Hunter Biden, 49, have complicated the political life of his father going back at least to 2008, when the then-Delaware senator was chosen as running mate for Democratic presidential nominee-to-be Barack Obama. Campaign officials were forced to address questions over Hunter Biden having been hired by credit card company MBNA for consulting work, earning him a $100,000 annual retainer. While with MBNA, he helped pass legislation making it more difficult for individuals to declare bankruptcy.
That history, coupled with the ongoing Ukraine controversy, has some congressional Democrats concerned over hurting the presidential bid of his father, 76.
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