In the ad, Biden recalls the car crash that killed his wife and daughter just after he was first elected senator in 1972 and says he found redemption by focusing on his sons.
The ad ends with white lettering that reads: ‘‘Joe, run.’’
The ad drew criticism from Democrats and some Biden supporters for appearing to exploit his personal losses for political gain.
Draft Biden revealed plans to pull the advertisement almost immediately after word emerged in a Los Angeles Times report that Biden had seen the ad and hoped it wouldn’t run.
Two people close to Biden confirmed that Biden and his staff thought the ad was inappropriate and in poor taste.