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Breaking: LIVE UPDATES:#Joe Biden announces 2024 presidential run

Breaking: LIVE UPDATES:#Joe Biden announces 2024 presidential run



US President Joe Biden has announced that he will seek re-election for the presidency in 2024, with Vice-President Kamala Harris again his running mate.

Now 80 and already the oldest president in US history, Biden had long signalled he would run for another four-year term.

In a video to launch his bid to retain the White House, he cast the next election as a fight for democracy and personal freedom, saying: “Let’s finish the job“.

Donald Trump has already launched his bid, meaning the pair could be set for a rematch of the 2020 election in November next year.

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With Biden’s Democrats performing better than expected in last year’s midterm elections, he is unlikely to face much competition from within his own party.

But an NBC News poll recently found that 70 percent of Americans, and just over half of Democrats, believe he should not run again.

Julie Chavez Rodriguez

The woman running Biden’s re-election campaign

Julie Chavez Rodriguez

The Biden campaign has revealed its manager for his 2024 re-election run will be Julie Chavez Rodriguez.


Here’s a quick guide to the 45-year-old activist’s career:

  • Rodriguez comes from a political family, as the granddaughter of iconic Mexican-American activist Cesar Chavez – who fought for the rights of farm workers in the 1960s and 1970s
  • She was an activist from a very young age, leading to her being arrested at just nine-years-old for distributing fliers about the dangers of pesticides at a protest outside a local supermarket
  • After eight years working at her grandfather’s foundation, Rodriguez joined former president Barack Obama’s administration in a variety of roles
  • She also worked for Biden’s running mate Vice-President Kamala Harris, as director of her successful 2016 run for a California senate seat and then on her unsuccessful bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination
  • Rodriguez has worked for Biden since 2020, advising on Latino voter outreach during the presidential election and then as senior adviser – making her the highest-ranking Latina in the White House

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