Delaware Senator: I'd Support Joe Biden in 2016

Image: File photo of Senator Chris Coons speaking at a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware
Chris Coons, the Democrat running for a Senate seat against Christine O'Donnell, speaks during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware in this file image from October 15, 2010. Supporters of the international agreement with Iran on its nuclear program moved within one vote of mustering enough support to protect the deal in the U.S. Congress on September 1, 2015 when two more Democratic senators said they would support the pact. Democratic Senators Bob Casey and Coons, who have been known as Iran hard-liners, both said they backed theinternational agreement announced on July 14 between the United States, five other world powers and Tehran. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/FilesKEVIN LAMARQUE / Reuters

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By Frank Thorp V and Carrie Dann

Joe Biden hasn't indicated whether or not he'll ultimately mount a run for president in 2016, but one member of the United States Senate says he's ready to back a Biden bid.

Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Biden's home state, told reporters Tuesday that Biden's "seasoned and senior record in national security and foreign policy is unmatched."

“I would support Joe Biden as a candidate for President," he said. "I think there is no stronger voice for America's middle class."

Coons discussed Biden's possible run after a speech announcing his support for the Iran nuclear deal, a key foreign policy goal for the White House.

The Delaware senator also said that Biden "deserves the time and the space to reach the decision that's really best for him, and for his family."

Per 538’s Endorsement tracker, Coons joins Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Rep. John Carney as the three Biden endorsers so far.

By contrast, Hillary has endorsements from 29 sitting Democratic senators, 98 House members, and seven governors.

NBC's Mark Murray contributed.