New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams may run for president in 2024 if President Joe Biden chooses not to run for reelection, according to a new report.
The New York Post published the report, citing unnamed sources close to the mayor.
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Thinks he can win
“Eric has told me repeatedly that he thinks that he has a platform to run for national office, for president in 2024,” a source close to Adams told the New York Post.
If @ericadamsfornyc intends to run for President in 2024, he’s going to have to do MUCH more to stop crime in NYC. A Giuliani type of turnaround. He’s only scratched the surface
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“He has said that repeatedly. He thinks New York is a national platform. He thinks the national party has gotten too far to the left and he thinks he has a platform to win,” the report added.
Will Biden run again?
Biden has repeatedly claimed he will run for a second term in 2024.
However, at 79-years old, the president’s gaffes and physical condition have led to much speculation regarding his ability to continue in office until 2028.
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“If Biden does not run, Vice President Harris is the obvious successor,” according to The Hill. But that doesn’t mean she won’t face competition from her own party.
“She has been staying mostly in Washington after a series of internal office and personnel changes rankled her first year. Harris would almost certainly run for the Democratic nomination if Biden decided to stop at one term, and her stature and personal story — she is the first Black, the first woman and the first Asian American to hold her position — would make her a formidable candidate,” The Hill added.
The uncertain future is leading to all kinds of speculation regarding 2024, including whether someone like Adams can come in and present a serious challenge for the Democratic nomination.