(USNewsBreak.com) – With President Joe Biden’s term more than halfway through, many people are starting to look to the 2024 elections. There are several confirmed candidates on the GOP side, including former President Donald Trump, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy. The Democrats’ side hasn’t seen nearly as much prominent activity, with Biden not yet confirming whether he’ll run again and no challengers in sight — until now.
On Thursday, February 23, Marianne Williamson confirmed to Medill News Service that she plans to run for the presidential nomination.
BREAKING NEWS: Biden draws first Democratic challenger for 2024 https://t.co/wtaYVOhs33
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 23, 2023
Williamson is no stranger to the political field. She threw her name in the hat for the 2020 campaign, only to bow out before the Iowa caucuses and endorse Bernie Sanders (I-VT). However, she gained some popularity. Many people turned to Google to look her up, making her one of the most-searched candidates following a heated debate in which she took potshots at Trump.
In 2020, Williamson was a long-shot candidate, garnering under 1% of the vote and struggling to fundraise for her campaign and to qualify for debates. In her interview with Medill, she took aim at corporations, gun manufacturers, and fossil fuel companies, which she says are attempting to “suck the juice” out of America’s democracy.
Fox News reported that in preparation for her run, Williamson has gone to New Hampshire, where in all likelihood, she plans to campaign. This is a good tactic, according to a progressive strategist, because the Granite State is “the place where it’s happening.” She’s expected to make her official announcement on March 4 then travel to the states where the first primaries and caucuses will take place: South Carolina, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Michigan.
According to The Hill, sources say Biden is expected to announce his run within a couple of weeks, but there’s no specific timetable for that to happen.
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