According to sources, former Democrat presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson is getting ready to launch a primary challenge against President Joe Biden’s anticipated 2024 reelection bid.
Williamson reportedly spoke out against “corporate Democrats” and the necessity of challenging Biden at a party in Los Angeles last month, according to Puck News‘ Tara Palmeri. Palmeri’s sources claim that Williamson “has already put out feelers to funders.”
Williamson has also obtained a campaign account for his exploratory committee with Act Blue, the main Democrat fundraising organization.
Palmeri reported: “She has visited New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Iowa (before the decision to nix Iowa from the primary lineup). She’s already trying to build an operation in South Carolina where staffers are reaching out to former Bernie Sanders alumni to see if they’re game. (Williamson declined to comment.)”
Biden has constantly said that he intends to run for reelection in 2024, despite the fact that his reelection campaign has not yet been formally established. A senior White House aide recently told Fox News that the Biden family “totally” supports a 2024 reelection campaign.
Biden’s fully support
“As the President has said, he intends to run for reelection,” the senior adviser said. “That is something both Dr. Biden and the family fully support.”
White House chief of staff Ron Klain predicts that Biden will decide within the next few weeks.
“I expect it shortly after the holidays,” Klain said of Biden’s decision to run for reelection. “But I expect the decision will be to do it.”
Former President Donald Trump is the only declared candidate for the 2024 election. If Williamson follows through and starts a primary campaign against the current Democrat president, she will find herself in an unusual situation. Reports about her 2024 campaign, nevertheless, come as Democrat support for Biden is dwindling.
According to a recent USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll, the percentage of Democrats who want Biden to run for re-election has decreased from 45% to 40%. Less than 25% of Americans, or 23 percent, said they wanted him to run for reelection in 2024, according to the poll.
After several Democratic lawmakers were asked on the midterm campaign trail if they would support a Biden 2024 run, they declined to answer whether they would. This resulted in Biden’s declining numbers in the poll, which was conducted one month after the midterm elections.
Biden’s expectations for 2024 have received no response from Democrats of all stripes, from moderates like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to progressive firebrands like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
“Jake, I’m not getting involved in any election right now. 2022, 2024, I’m not speculating on it,” Manchin told CNN in July.
“We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” Ocasio-Cortez told CNN in June. “If the president has a vision and that’s something we’re all willing to entertain and examine when the time comes … we should endorse when we get to it. We’ll take a look at it.”