President Joe Biden is the front-runner to run for re-election as the Democratic candidate for the White House. Prior to his announcement, only two blue candidates had officially announced their candidacy, neither of whom carry a significantly prominent or high-profile.
The self-help guru was the first to make her candidacy official as a Democratic nominee. The best-selling spiritual writer announced her candidacy during an interview with the student media, Medill News Service, in February and later confirmed it on March 4. This is the second time she has launched a campaign intending to become the first female president of the USA. In her bid in 2020, she stepped down before the start of the primaries, with only 1% support in the polls while denouncing that the media had misrepresented her work and mission.
Marianne Williamson is running for President. pic.twitter.com/mDWavHoFRS
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) March 4, 2023
Robert F. Kennedy
The latest of the Kennedy dynasty to try to conquer the White House announced his candidacy after launching a weeks-long evaluation campaign. His father, Robert F. Kennedy, was assassinated during the 1968 Democratic primary campaign, while his uncle, John F. Kennedy won the presidency in 1963. Kennedy Jr. is a best-selling author and began working as a lawyer for environmental causes. He is a well-known anti-vaccine activist, a position which he took even more seriously during the covid pandemic, in which he also took a stand against confinement.
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) April 12, 2023
Although it took a long time, the current president finally took the step and announced his official candidacy on March 25 through a video shared on social networks. Biden assured that he is running to "finish the job" he started during this legislature. "Every generation has a moment when they have had to defend democracy. Defend its fundamental freedoms. I believe this is ours," he points out in the tweet.
Every generation has a moment where they have had to stand up for democracy. To stand up for their fundamental freedoms. I believe this is ours.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 25, 2023
The controversial Joe Maldonado (or King Tiger), announced his candidacy as a Democratic candidate from prison, where he is serving a 22-year sentence for attempting to hire a hitman to murder animal rights activist Carole Baskin and for animal abuse. He defends abortion, the right to bear arms and private property.
— Joe Exotic (@joe_exotic) June 18, 2023