White House Leaks to Washington Post, Biden’s Plans to Announce 2024 Presidential Run Next Week

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There might finally be a clear answer to the question, “Will Joe Biden be running in 2024?”

The Washington Post published an article Friday afternoon that was leaked from sources in the White House. They said President Joe Biden would announce his reelection next week. Probably. American Bridge 21st Century, a progressive super-PAC, has already begun airing new ads in North Carolina as well as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

WaPo:

According to three people who were briefed about the plans, President Biden is preparing his reelection bid next week. Aides are finalizing plans for a video to be released by the president in order to launch his campaign.

Biden and his aides have targeted Tuesday for the release of the video to coincide with the four-year anniversary of his 2020 campaign launch. The people briefed on the plans, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations, cautioned that the official announcement could be delayed.

Once Tuesday arrives, we’ll know if there is a delay. Even if the announcement is delayed by a day or week, sources told WaPo that the announcement would be followed by a “donors summit” at which Biden will personally attend. Invitations have already been sent to donors on Wednesday.

Biden’s team will be meeting with the top Democratic donors at the end of next week in Washington, following the announcement. Biden’s staff has invited 50-100 of the top Democratic fundraisers and bundlers for a Friday evening event with President Obama. The goal is to energize contributors and rally support.

Details of the donor summit have not been finalized. However, Biden could host a dinner for the donors Friday night. His aides would then hold a briefing on Saturday.

Officials at the DNC called to invite people to the event on Wednesday. The DNC has been planning for the campaign for months.

Karine Jean Pierre, White House Press secretary, did not make any comments on behalf of Team Biden nor the Democratic National Committee.

The White House refused to comment. The White House declined to comment.

A spokesperson for DNC declined to comment as well.

One last bit from the Washington Post article shows how devoted the other side really is to this concept, despite their professed desire to represent diversity and unity. They want their base to forget that there are (so far) only two Democrat presidential contenders for 2024. Marianne Williamson is the name of one of the two candidates who announced their run for president in March. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the only one who has a name that’s recognizable. He also polls well among self-identified Biden voters. It’s perhaps not surprising that Democrats do not plan to hold primary debates.