According to reports from the Washington Post, President Joe Biden could formally announce his 2024 campaign as early as next week.
The people, who spoke anonymously to reveal internal discussions, said they didn’t know his decision on timing was made. Still, Biden had his eye on Tuesday, April 25, marking four years after the Democratic leader entered the 2020 Presidential race.
Biden will release the expected announcement to supporters in a pre-filmed video.
Biden, 80, has repeatedly said he plans to run for a second term, but advisers say the President doesn’t need to campaign because he faces no major opposition in the Democratic Presidential primary.
This time, Biden’s experience will be markedly different from four years ago, when Biden was ignored by most of the political establishment until he received widespread support from Democrats who believed he would be the most likely candidate to defeat former President Donald Trump.
Now, he must manage his Presidential campaign while leading the country.
In recent months, Biden has focused on implementing massive technology and infrastructure investments in addition to climate legislation passed in his first two years in office.
Bifen has also focused on creating a sharp contrast between himself and Republicans as Washington prepares for a battle over raising the national debt ceiling.
Aides believe those priorities will polish his image ahead of the President’s reelection campaign.
Biden, already the oldest person elected, will also be countering voters’ concerns about his fitness for office.
The President has repeatedly dismissed those concerns by telling voters to “watch me.”