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Democratic Party remains united behind Biden as long shot 2024 challengers emerge

Mar 03, 2023

Though President Joe Biden has yet to announce his anticipated reelection bid, he will now have at least one long shot challenger from within his own party, with self-help author and former political candidate Marianne Williamson formally launching her 2024 campaign on Saturday.

But leading Democrats tell ABC News they don’t anticipate a traditional primary playing out between now and the nominating convention next year — with many aligned behind Biden’s expected campaign for a second term, which is thought to be launching in the coming months.

The Democratic National Committee, the campaign arm of the party, has been committed for years to keeping Biden on Pennsylvania Avenue. When asked by Politico in August 2022 about how they might deal with a primary challenge, DNC executive director Sam Cornale put it bluntly: “We’re with Biden. Period.”