On Tuesday morning, President Joe Biden announced he would seek re-election in the 2019 presidential race, released a campaign-style video, and In a statement, he said: “Every generation has a moment when they have to stand up for democracy. Defend their fundamental freedoms. I believe it’s ours. That’s why I’m running for re-election as President of the United States.”
Below, find out everything we know so far about Biden’s re-election campaign:
How long has this announcement been in the works?
On a recent trip to Ireland, Biden said he was not yet ready to announce his re-election campaign, telling reporters: “We’ll be announcing relatively soon. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre backs down on Biden 2024 April campaign , pointing out at a press conference: “I would say that any announcement or anything related to 2024 will definitely not come from here.”
Why wasn’t Biden’s re-election campaign announcement made sooner?
At 80, Biden is the oldest serving president in U.S. history, to his possible first Will be 80 years old at the end of his second term, making some Democrats hesitant about his suitability to serve as president and making it difficult for him to declare a second term. more important. Described as “indecisive,” Biden repeatedly missed his own deadlines for picking a running mate before choosing Kamala Harris 2019, so Such an announcement of hesitation is not entirely inopportune for his administration, especially given the additional costs of officially launching a presidential campaign; for that, however, Biden had begun calling key campaign donors to Washington as early as last week .
Who is expected to challenge Biden in the Democratic primary?
So far the leading candidate in the field is author and 2024 candidate Marianne Williamson – whose campaign recently got TikTok support — and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer and author who rose to prominence as an anti-vaccine activist.
What issues might Biden’s re-election campaign focus on?
Biden has broken with progressives on issues like immigration and crime, presumably in part to solidify his leadership before 2024 His status as a strong policy maker campaign. Representative Pramila Jayapal, D-Washington, Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told NBC News that she and Her left-leaning colleagues, who were “very frustrated with Biden’s support for the Republican-led crackdown on crime in the District of Columbia,” eventually pointed out that she would continue to support Biden nonetheless. Beyond that, Biden’s re-election campaign is likely to focus on the economic problems facing the middle class, including inflation, lower drug prices and stronger Social Security.
How did Biden make the announcement?
As he did when he first announced his run for President in May 2019, Biden shared his The made a statement through a well-thought-out campaign video. “When I ran for president four years ago, I said we were fighting for the soul of America,” he said in the three-minute segment. “We still are. The question we face is whether we will have more or less freedom in the years to come. More or less rights. I know the answer I want and I think you do too … this is not the time to be complacent. That’s why I’m running for re-election.” Biden also took the opportunity to appear alongside Vice President Kamala Harris, confirming she will be his running mate in the upcoming election .