President Joe Biden is preparing to launch his reelection campaign.
After months of uncertainty surrounding whether or not the President will be launching a campaign, reporting from The Hill suggests Biden and his senior aides have begun preparation for his 2024 bid.
The report by The Hill details how “multiple sources” have suggested the President will likely announce his reelection bid in February, roughly around the time of the State of the Union.
However, a source close to the President’s 2020 campaign indicated Biden only intended to announce his reelection campaign in April.
According to the reports, Biden’s advisers have kicked off meetings with critical allies as they prepare a revamped yet comprehensive digital package.
A source with intimate knowledge of Biden’s plans detailed that the President had discussed his next steps with family while on a recent trip to St. Croix.
It seems it’s no longer a question of “if” Biden will run but when he intends to announce his reelection campaign.
For many Democrats, the uncertainty surrounding a Biden 2024 Campaign stemmed from the President’s advanced age, since he recently turned 80, and whether he could run as the oldest candidate on the ballot.
If Biden plans to announce some time around the State of the Union, the address is held toward the end of January or the beginning of February. But that may be delayed.
The Speaker of the House invites the President to address Congress; given the delay in electing a Speaker, the State of the Union could occur weeks later.