Joe Biden ‘preparing to announce reelection bid Tuesday’ | US News
President Joe Biden is reportedly preparing to announce his re-election campaign on Tuesday.
Biden and his team are putting the finishing touches on plans to release a video officially launching his 2024 reelection bid, three people with knowledge of the matter told The Washington Post Thursday.
The president and his staff plan to unveil the video on April 25, the four-year anniversary of the launch of his 2020 campaign, the sources said. They warned that Biden’s announcement could be delayed, however.
The White House declined to comment on the report on Thursday.
“What I’m going to say is that any announcement or anything related to 2024 is certainly not going to come from here,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said, citing rules that prohibit government agencies from making themselves known Engage in campaign activities while at work.
Biden has indicated for months that he is seeking a second term.
Most recently, at the Easter Egg Roll at the White House last week, Biden told NBC’s Today co-host Al Roker, “I plan to run, Al. But we’re not ready to announce that yet.’
Biden and his team reportedly felt no urgency to announce his re-election campaign. Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump launched his 2024 election campaign in November.
Biden’s team has gone back and forth between an earlier announcement that would give him more time to raise funds and a later launch to position him above the fight for the Republican nomination.
Trump is still the front-runner for the GOP nomination by numerous polls, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is still seen as a threat to the former president.
There were concerns about Biden’s age — he is 80 and would be 86 by the end of his second term, which is older than any other ex-president in American history. But no major challengers have emerged for the Democratic nomination.
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