August 10, 2022
Rep. Caroline Maloney says she doesn’t think Biden will run for re-election

Rep. Caroline Maloney (D.N.Y.) said Tuesday she doesn’t think President Joe Biden will run for a second term in the 2024 election.

“I don’t believe he’s running for re-election,” Maloney said during a debate with fellow Democratic contenders for the newly elected 12th Congressional District, Rep. Jerry Nadler, and attorney Suraj Patel.

All three candidates were asked whether Biden should run again in 2024 during a power round of debate hosted by NY1 and WNYC.

Patel offered a simple “yes”. Nadler said it was “too early to say.”

“It doesn’t serve the purpose of the Democratic Party to deal with it after the midterms,” ​​Nadler said.

Later, Maloney clarified that she would “absolutely” back Biden if he ran.

“I absolutely support President Biden,” Maloney said. according to The Hill, “He has shown exemplary leadership, and I am thrilled by the landmark legislation announced last week that seeks to tackle climate change investing by reducing health care costs and requiring corporations to pay the 15% corporate minimum tax. Addresses inflation.”

Biden, the oldest US President in history, turned 80 in November. He has repeatedly stated that he intends to run in 2024. Biden’s approval rating is low at 39.2%, According to Five ThirtyEightand a New York Times-Siena College Poll found last month that 64% of Democratic voters want someone else as their 2024 candidate.

Democrats are hoping that mediation with Sen. Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), as well as an active basis from the Supreme Court decision decriminalizing abortion rights, will help them midterm.

Despite this, the party is facing many challenges.

On Sunday, Sen. Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) declined to say whether he would support Biden if the party is the 2024 candidate.

I am not going in 2022 or 2024. Whoever is my president, he is my president,” Munchkin told ABC’s “This Week.”

In June, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (DN.Y.) would not say directly whether she would support another Biden run.

“We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” she told CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Meanwhile, the race for New York’s 12th Congressional District seems to be getting tighter. A poll conducted by Patel’s campaign last month showed he has narrowed the gap between the other two candidates to 25%, compared to 31% for Maloney and Nadler.

Nadler and Maloney, both nearly 30-year House veterans, were competing in the same district when a court rejected the New York Democrats’ redistribution lines. The New York Democratic primary is August 23.

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