President Joe Biden announces reelection bid for 2024

President Joe Biden has announced his bid for reelection in 2024.  

In a three-minute-long campaign video released on Tuesday, Biden outlined his desire to “finish the job,” referencing his 2020 campaign promise to unify the country after former President Trump’s highly contentious and turbulent four-year term.  

In the video, he touched on points that are presently concerning to the American public, such as recent bills and Supreme Court rulings that have set new boundaries in areas of reproductive rights and trans inclusion: “When I ran for President four years ago, I said we are in a battle for the soul of America. And we still are. The question we are facing is whether, in the years ahead, we have more freedom or less freedom. More rights or fewer.  I know what I want the answer to be, and I think you do, too. This is not a time to be complacent. That’s why I’m running for reelection.”

Leading up to this election bid, Biden has been amassing key players as allies and a loyal team to support his reelection.  So far, his senior advisor and director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, will serve as his campaign manager; and Quentin Fulks, who was instrumental in Raphael Warnock’s 2022 senate campaign, will join as deputy campaign manager, per sources close to the administration.  

These initial picks are a statement in and of themselves, continuing to frame his commitment to diversity in the white house.  

Biden seems to have a smooth path back to the White House, as no serious challenger has announced their designs for the presidency; however, Biden is not enjoying the full support of his constituents.  In a national poll done by the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School, Biden’s current approval rating is at just 36%.  

Furthermore, his approval rating for reelection is only marginally better than former president Trump’s, landing at 53% disapproval.  

Biden would be 86 years old at the end of a second term, extending his current run as the oldest President in US history.  


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