Bernie Sanders Won’t Rule Out 2024 Run

Sen. Bernie Sanders has not “ruled out” a run for the White House in 2024 if President Joe Biden declines to seek another four years, according to a campaign memo obtained by POLITICO.

The memo was circulated by Faiz Shakir, a top Sanders political adviser and his campaign manager in 2020. First reported by The Washington Post, the memo was distributed to allies, advising them how to “embrace the attacks” regarding Sanders’ support for their candidates in 2022.

“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 said.

The Vermont Independent will be 83 on Election Day 2024, while Biden will be approaching 82. Sanders told the Post in 2020 that the odds of him making another bid were “very, very slim,” and the president has maintained that he intends to run for reelection in 2024 — with the caveat that he can’t plan that far ahead.

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