US President Joe Biden and his team may announce his re-election campaign by video next week, according to a source familiar with the matter on Thursday.
An announcement Tuesday by Biden, 80, would coincide with the anniversary of his 2020 campaign four years ago, said the source, asking not to be identified.
Biden aides plan the long-anticipated launch of the president’s second, four-year term in 2024. Last week, Biden said he would launch his campaign “relatively soon”.
He has long said he wants to run again, but the lack of a formal announcement raised doubts among supporters about whether one of the world’s oldest leaders should commit to a four-year term. He will be 86 at the end of the second term.
In recent weeks, Biden has fielded potential subjects of his re-election bid in political speeches, obtained a doctor’s note that he is “fit for duty”, swayed Democrats in the party’s primary calendar in favor of his nomination. to reorganize and chose Chicago as the city where he would formally become the nominee the following year.