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Biden: ‘My plan is to run for reelection’ in 2024

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President Joe Biden said Thursday in his first presidential news conference that he planned to run for a second term in 2024.

President Joe Biden on Thursday said he expects to run for reelection in 2024 with Vice President Kamala Harris on the ticket. 

“The answer is yes, my plan is to run for re-election,” Biden said at his first presidential news conference. “That’s my expectation.”

When asked about the potential for another Biden-Harris ticket, Biden praised Harris for the work she’s done so far.

“I would fully expect that to be the case,” he said. “She’s doing a great job. She’s a great partner.”

On Wednesday, Biden tapped Harris to lead the administration’s efforts on immigration issues, amid a surge at the southern border. It’s one of the most politically risky situations facing the White House, and a role similar to what then-President Barack Obama tasked Biden to do as vice president.

As for a potential Trump 2024 challenge, Biden said he had “no idea” what the field would look like. 

“I have no idea if there will be a Republican Party,” he told a reporter. “Do you?”

Questions about a potential second Biden term have swirled around the president, who conservatives have targeted over concerns about his age, stamina and mental acuity. Early in his presidential campaign, Biden signaled to aides that he was considering serving only a single term or even making a one-term pledge.

But the president has since insisted that he would not commit to just four years in office, saying “I don’t have any plans on one term.” In January, aides said that Biden was invigorated by his victory, having finally reached the Oval Office after first mulling a presidential run in 1980.

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