Thursday, February 29, 2024

President Biden launches 2024 reelection bid; Kamala Harris to be running mate


Washington: President Joe Biden on Tuesday launched his 2024 reelection bid along with his deputy Kamala Harris and appealed to Americans to give them four more years to “finish the job” and defend democracy, raising the possibility of a rematch with their 2020 Republican rival Donald Trump.

Biden, 80, the oldest president in US history, made the announcement in a three-minute promotional video that begins with a one-word pitch: “Freedom”.

Joe Biden, a Democrat, argues that abortion rights, the defence of democracy, voting rights, and the social safety net will be among the most important issues on the ballot in 2024.

Biden could potentially face former President Donald Trump in the election that will take place in November 2024. Even though the Republican line-up for the primaries is still shaping up, Trump remains the favorite as he leads his rivals and potential rivals by a wide margin.

Indian-descent Nikki Haley, former US Ambassador to the UN, is among a handful of Republicans who have declared their bid for the party’s nomination, but she has been struggling in the polls.

(With inputs from agencies)


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