It appears as though Americans will soon have an answer to one of the lingering questions surrounding 2024’s presidential race, and it could provide the Democratic Party with some fresh new angst.
That’s because, according to new reports, Joe Biden is planning to announce his reelection campaign shortly.
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After months of “will he or won’t he,” Biden and his senior aides are readying the details around his 2024 campaign.
Multiple sources tell The Hill the president is planning to make his intentions to run for a second White House term public in the coming weeks, likely in February, around the State of the Union.Trending:
One source close to Biden’s 2020 campaign with knowledge of the president’s plans said a more formal announcement is expected to come in April.
Things were advancing behind the scenes as well.
Last month, a group of Biden’s top advisers met with key allies and constituency groups to talk about the president’s agenda. But one attendee told NBC News it had the feel of a “strategy session ahead of a campaign launch.”
Andrew Bates, a Biden spokesman, told The Hill that “We’re aware that there is no deficit of people who speculate, but very few individuals are actually knowledgeable about that subject.”
Biden’s reelection campaign could be controversial, however, with a vast number of Democrats having already expressed the opinion that Biden should step aside and allow the party to nominate a younger, more contemporary candidate.