President Joe Biden announces 2024 reelection bid
President Joe Biden formally announced on Tuesday his intention to run for reelection in 2024, urging voters to grant him additional time to continue his work and extend his tenure as America’s oldest president by another four years.
In a video released early Tuesday, Biden framed the upcoming contest as a battle against Republican extremism, asserting that he needed more time to fully realize his promise of restoring the nation’s character.
“When I ran for president four years ago, I said we are in a battle for the soul of America. And we still are,” he stated in the video.
“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,” he added. “This is not a time to be complacent. That’s why I’m running for reelection.”
Biden is expected to face little resistance in securing his party’s nomination, as there are no serious Democratic contenders at this time.
The launch of his reelection bid is aimed at positioning Biden as the strongest candidate to defeat a Republican opponent and solidify the successes of his administration as he looks ahead to the 2024 election.
Biden’s announcement comes as he seeks to build on his administration’s accomplishments during his first term, including the passage of a historic infrastructure bill, significant progress in COVID-19 vaccinations, and efforts to tackle climate change and social justice issues.