Jill Biden and the President’s family “fully support” his 2024 run.
Jill Biden and the rest of the family “fully support” Joe Biden seeking a second term as president — while the wait continues for him to officially announce his reelection bid.
With Donald Trump already in the running and other Republicans rumbling, Biden has the luxury of tenure and, after Democrats avoided a red wave in the midterm elections, renewed confidence from his own party in his ability to lead.
He has said he intends to run again, noting that only his family or a surprising development – like a health crisis – would stop him from running.
On board on the family front is Jill Biden, who can be heard as her husband’s first and last voice on any given day. She is described as the most influential advisor in his circle.
“As the President has said, he intends to stand for re-election, and that is supported by both Dr. Biden and the family wholeheartedly. She was ready from the start and gave me her full support,” a senior Biden adviser told DailyMail.com.
Jill Biden and the rest of the family “fully support” Joe Biden seeking a second term — over the first lady, the president watches as he speaks at the national Christmas tree lighting in November
Jill Biden has been described as the most influential voice in her husband’s circle – above the first couple at a White House reception in early December
Biden, 71, hasn’t always been keen on being first lady.
She wasn’t on board in 2004 when her husband considered an offer. When he met with advisers at her home in Wilmington to discuss the matter, she walked through the meeting with the word “no” on her stomach.
But she has come to terms with the idea of staying in the White House for four more years and being labeled “all in.”
Her words carry weight in the administration, where she keeps a close eye on President Biden. She can often be seen on the Truman Balcony of the White House, watching him disembark on the South Lawn after a trip from Marine One (once she even had a glass of wine in hand).
She is often her hand on his elbow, guiding Biden when he chats too long with supporters or reporters, or is simply running late.
She attended his latest press conference after it was reported that she privately told aides they should have interfered at his previous one, where he spent nearly two hours answering reporters’ questions. This included tough questions about his son Hunter’s businesses and his own cognitive health.
She sat in a chair on the sidelines at the November event and watched him speak.
Jill Biden often stands on the Truman balcony (as above in September 2021) and watches as her husband disembarks from Marine One on the South Lawn
President Joe Biden and Jill Biden this month – the couple have been married for 45 years
Jill Biden is often her hand on his elbow, guiding Joe Biden when he chats too long with supporters or reporters, or when he’s just plain late — as she did above in October 2020
Jill Biden has carved her own path as First Lady. She continues to work as an English teacher at a community college in Northern Virginia, becoming the first modern first lady to work outside of administration.
But she balances that with her commitment to her husband’s political career.
In the 2022 midterm election, she was a tour de force on the campaign trail, a popular deputy bidden by Democrats to come to her state. She criss-crossed the country, stopping in Wisconsin, Arizona, Texas and other areas — including states her husband avoided.
And the first lady told French President Emmanuel Macron at a state dinner earlier this month that she and her husband were ready for the 2024 election campaign, the New York Times reported. Then they, President Biden and Macron toasted his second offer.
President Biden has indicated that he will make his announcement in early 2023.
“I suspect we’ll make that judgment early next year,” he said at a post-election news conference at the White House last month.
And he said he felt no pressure to rush – even though Trump had already announced he would run again.
“My verdict on running when I announce when I announce – my intention is to run again but I respect fate very much and this is ultimately a family decision. I think everyone wants me to run, but we’ll discuss it,” Biden said. “And I’m in no rush to make that judgment, today, tomorrow, whenever, no matter what my predecessor does.”
It’s unclear when that announcement will come. Biden has a busy first quarter for 2023 – his State of the Union address, work on his budget, and he will visit Mexico in early January as part of a North American tour. Also, the situation in Ukraine remains volatile and the country is still weathering the impact of the COVID pandemic.
And that timeline shows part of the reason he hasn’t announced it — his aides repeatedly say he’s focused on running the country. In other words, to be President.
Joe and Jill Biden arrive at the President’s signing ceremony of the Respect for Marriage Act
Jill Biden campaigned in the 2022 midterm election – above she is fighting with Arizona Democratic Senator Mark Kelly (he won re-election)
The entire Biden family supports a second term in the White House – over the president with son Hunter, his wife Melissa Cohen and their son Beau
Biden has also said he didn’t formally announce himself because he didn’t want to trigger certain election regulations that come with a declared candidate. For example, it would have hampered his ability to raise money for the Democrats in the midterm and then use the same donors for his own re-election campaign.
If he follows President Barack Obama’s example, the announcement could come in April. Obama announced his candidacy for a second term on April 4, 2011.
But the signs he runs are there.
Biden recently campaigned for South Carolina — the state that gave him the Democratic nomination in 2020 — to be first in the process that will decide the party’s presidential nominee, a move that would benefit him in the 2024 election.
He also made his first post-midterm election visits to Arizona and Michigan — two states that will be critical to his own re-election.
Some Democrats have raised concerns about his age — Biden is 80 — and urged the next generation of leaders to take charge.
The president, who will be 86 if he wins and completes a second term, has dismissed all age-related questions and pointed to an impeccable medical record from his doctor.
Many of his Democratic critics were also persuaded after the Republicans failed to win a massive majority in the House of Representatives in November’s elections and the Democrats retained the Senate.
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