Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a member of the Democratic Party, will make a formal announcement regarding his presidential campaign in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday. Kennedy, who is 69 years old and a lawyer by profession, is expected to declare his candidacy at the Boston Park Plaza. His campaign representatives have already submitted the necessary paperwork to the Federal Elections Commission to proceed with the campaign. Kennedy, who is known for his outspoken opposition to vaccines, is the second eldest son of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Currently, only Marianne Williamson, a self-help author, has officially declared her candidacy for the Democratic nomination. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is anticipated to announce his candidacy in the coming weeks, with his advisers stating that they are not concerned about the Democratic primary but are focused on defeating Donald Trump in the general election.
Kennedy takes aim at Biden administration and DNC
During a visit to New Hampshire, Kennedy sparked speculation about a potential presidential run and took aim at the Biden administration and Democratic National Committee over the decision to move the New Hampshire presidential primary out of its position as the first in the nation primary. Kennedy wrote an open letter to the committee, urging members to keep New Hampshire in the first spot because of the state’s long history of advocating for civil rights and election transparency. The DNC changed the nominating calendar in an effort to reflect more diversity in the Democratic Party, but Kennedy argued that New Hampshire already showcases the diversity in America.
In his announcement, Kennedy highlighted his commitment to fighting climate change and environmental degradation. He also emphasized his support for progressive causes like universal healthcare, affordable housing, and voting rights. Kennedy is known for his opposition to the COVID-19 vaccine, and his campaign is likely to focus on issues related to healthcare and public health.
Biden’s potential reelection bid
Biden has not yet announced whether he will seek reelection in 2024, but the White House has repeatedly indicated that he intends to run for a second term. If Biden does run, he is likely to face a crowded field of Democratic challengers, including Kennedy and Williamson. The race for the Democratic nomination is expected to be fiercely contested, with candidates vying to position themselves as the best option to defeat potential Republican nominees in the general election.