First Democratic opponent to Biden 2024 emerges.February 28, 2023
(RT) ⸻ Marianne Williamson will formally declare her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the 2024 presidential race in the US this week, becoming the first blue camp challenger to President Joe Biden's expected reelection run. Williamson, 70, is the first person to announce a bid for the 2024 Democratic nomination. She participated in the 2020 cycle, seeking to represent the same party, but dropped out early, endorsing fellow progressive candidate Bernie Sanders. She argued that the US needs to treat the root causes of the problems it faces, and will run as an anti-establishment politician. She acknowledged that her chances will likely be slim at best, but noted that since Donald Trump's 2016 victory, "it's odd for anyone to think they know who can win the presidency.""I'm running for president to help bring an aberrational chapter of our history to a close, and to help bring forth a new beginning," Williamson stated. On the Republican side, Trump and former US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley have declared their 2024 presidential ambitions.