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Biden’s 2024 Campaign Stumbles Out of the Gate: Falling Behind Obama’s Re-election Pace


President Joe Biden’s 2024 campaign appears to be off to a sluggish start, lagging far behind former President Barack Obama’s re-election efforts at this point in his 2012 bid. As of now, Biden’s campaign employs only two full-time staffers, with his campaign manager, Julie Chávez Rodríguez, not slated to begin her role for another two weeks.

Rodríguez, the current Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, is the granddaughter of the late left-wing union leader Cesar Chávez. To make matters worse, Biden’s campaign has not released any fundraising numbers, despite promising to do so last week. The campaign now claims these figures will be made public by the end of June, a significant delay from the initial April 27 deadline.

This slow start corresponds with Biden’s declining poll numbers, as many voters who supported him in the 2020 election now express doubts about casting their ballot for him again. Swing-state voters in Pennsylvania have voiced concerns about Biden’s age and disappointment with his perceived lack of progress on a more “progressive” agenda.

In contrast, former President Donald Trump announced his bid for a second White House term just a week after the midterm elections in November. Trump has assembled a team of veteran political operatives and has already raised an estimated $55 million for his campaign. Additionally, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida is rumored to have a war chest more than double that of Trump’s, even without having declared himself as a candidate yet.

DeSantis, a potential contender in the 2024 race, has reportedly amassed a collective $110 million between his re-election campaign and affiliated PACs. Trump has publicly challenged DeSantis, signaling that he expects the governor to enter the race. With recent polls showing Trump leading DeSantis by a wide margin, a hypothetical Trump/DeSantis ticket could pose a significant threat to Biden’s re-election chances.

A poll from Rasmussen Reports indicates that a Trump/DeSantis ticket would defeat a Biden/Harris ticket by eight points, 51 percent to 43 percent. With the 2024 election on the horizon, Biden’s campaign will need to pick up the pace if it hopes to compete with potential Republican challengers.

Alexandra Russel
Alexandra Russel
Highly respected journalist and political commentator with over a decade of experience in the industry. Alex was born and raised in Florida, where she developed a passion for writing at a young age, leading her to pursue a degree in journalism from the University of Florida. After graduation, she worked as a political reporter for several local and national publications before being appointed as the chief editor at Conservative Fix.

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