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Biden intends to run for re-election in 2024, says Psaki

President Biden intends to run for re-election in 2024, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Monday, following a series of reports on discussions among Democrats about whether he would go ahead with a second-term offer.

“That is his intention,” Psaki told reporters, confirming reports that Biden has been telling advisers and staff that he plans to run again in 2024.

The Washington Post reported over the weekend that Biden and his closest advisers have been assuring allies in recent days that he plans to seek a second term.

That report followed a Politico article last week about positioning among other Democrats who might be interested in running for president should Biden declined to run for reelection.

While Biden’s plans for 2024 could change in the next two years, sources close to the president have maintained since he took office in January that he would campaign for a second term.

Still, speculation about whether he will seek the presidency again. He has been boosted by his age and dwindling popularity in recent weeks.

Biden would be 82 at the start of his second term if re-elected. He was already the oldest individual to be inducted when he was sworn in in January. And its poll numbers have steadily declined amid dissatisfaction with the state of the economy and, in particular, rising prices.

Biden said during the 2020 Democratic primary that he saw himself as a transitional figure within the party. But he was in a unique position to beat Donald Trump. The prospect of Trump seeking re-election in 2024 could contribute to Biden’s desire to run again.

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