Biden Announces Headquarters for 2024 Presidential Campaign

Kos Temenes
By Kos Temenes
July 23, 20232024 Electionshare
Biden Announces Headquarters for 2024 Presidential Campaign
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a meeting of his Competition Council in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, on July 19, 2023. (Kevin Dietsch /Getty Images)

President Joe Biden has announced his 2024 election campaign headquarters. The president said he will steer his reelection campaign from his long-time Wilmington, Delaware, residence.

Mr. Biden ran his 2020 campaign from Philadelphia but due to the pandemic coordinated many of his efforts from Wilmington as well.

The announcement came on July 18, as Mr. Biden said in a statement that the location is most befitting to serve as his reelection campaign headquarters.

“My family’s values, my eternal optimism, and my unwavering belief in the American middle class as our nation’s backbone comes [sic] from my home—from Delaware,” he said in a statement.

While serving as vice president under Barack Obama and prior to that as a senator, Mr. Biden often traveled by train from Washington to Wilmington to spend downtime there.

He also traveled there as president, although due to work being carried out at the property, trips have been temporarily suspended.

His campaign thus far has remained relatively low-key. The president added three new hires earlier this week, for a total of seven staffers.

Nonetheless, Politico reported that the Biden-Harris campaign, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and their joint fundraising committees have accumulated over $70 million in the second quarter of this year.

Mr. Biden’s decision to run his campaign from Wilmington will mark a positive turn for the town of roughly 70,000 people. In recent years, the town has seen much investment in its downtown area and riverfront and the campaign could offer a boost to the local economy.

Mr. Biden’s approval rating has been lingering at around 40 percent for some time, largely affected by high inflation and a volatile economy, and exacerbated further by the ever-growing migrant crisis on the Southern border.

Mr. Biden’s campaign promises are said to remain largely the same as they were in 2020.

If the issues persist or worsen, Mr. Biden could face obstacles in his second term run.

The upcoming 2024 election so far has only seen three Democrats enter the race. Alongside Mr. Biden, Marianne Williamson announced she will be running again after an unsuccessful attempt in the 2020 election. In addition to Williamson, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, has also announced his candidacy.

While the 2020 election saw a large number of candidates, the upcoming election paints a different picture for Democrats.

On the other side, over a dozen candidates have announced their entry into the Republican race.

Reuters contributed to this article.

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