The next presidential election is still more than two years away, but that has not stopped politicians from preparing for it. In a recent memo that is intended for his supporters, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ senior advisor Faiz Shakir wrote that the lawmaker has “not ruled out” another run at the Oval Office.
“In the event of an open 2024 Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Sanders has not ruled out another run for president, so we advise that you answer any questions about 2024 with that in mind,” the memo reads, according to NBC News.
Sanders has unsuccessfully campaigned to become the nation’s top politician in 2016 and 2020. While he was able to amass more support in his most recent campaign, a third run at the White House would be an uphill climb. At 80 years old, he would be the oldest presidential candidate from a major party in modern history. More importantly, he would face stiff competition. President Joe Biden has stated repeatedly that he will seek a second term and Vice President Kamala Harris has also been considered a potential candidate.
At the moment, a third Sanders’ presidential campaign seems far fetched, but anything is possible in the world of American politics.
2024 Watch: @BernieSanders has not ruled out another run for the White House, if @POTUS @JoeBiden declines to run for reelection, according to a campaign memo distributed to allies. The memo was first reported by @WaPoSean and confirmed by @FoxNews #2024Election #iacaucus #FITN pic.twitter.com/VQ8npaLC33
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