Top Biden aides quietly laying groundwork for a potential 2024 presidential campaign, a new report says

Top Biden aides quietly laying groundwork for a potential 2024 presidential campaign, a new report says
President Joe Biden speaks to reporters in the Oval Office of the White House on May 9, 2022.Drew Angerer/Getty Images
  • Top aides to President Joe Biden are quietly planning his 2024 presidential campaign, NBC News reported.
  • The president has been reportedly eyeing a 2024 run following a string of victories in the midterms.

President Joe Biden's top aides have been quietly setting up infrastructure for a potential 2024 presidential campaign, NBC News reported Friday.

Last month, Bloomberg reported that Biden could be eyeing a 2024 run, emboldened by a recent string of legislative victories in the midterms, but he has yet to announce a formal campaign.

The president seeking a second term could tee him up for a rematch against former President Donald Trump, who has also floated a potential run but has yet to officially announce a campaign.

Nine people familiar with the preliminary campaign efforts told NBC News that Biden's prospective campaign would have a smaller staff and rely on resources from the Democratic National Committee.

"He's running and we're building an infrastructure for him to run and win," Cedric Richmond, a former White House adviser and current DNC senior adviser, told NBC News. "Right now, it's all an early investment in 2024 while we're helping 2022."


Several staffers who worked on Bidens' 2020 campaign followed the president to the White House, including Jen O'Malley Dillon, who joined the Biden administration as deputy White House chief of staff. But people familiar with the campaign planning told NBC News that O'Malley Dillon is expected to play a key role in Biden's 2024 bid.

Biden senior advisers Ron Klain, Steve Ricchetti, Anita Dunn, and Mike Donilon are also under consideration to be involved in the president's 2024 run, according to NBC News, though the announcement of any White House officials leaving to work on his campaign would likely come in February of next year.

According to the report, Biden and his staff are still weighing campaign themes,which could include lauding his in-office achievements as "promises made, promises kept."

"The implicit contrast on 'promises kept' is clear and sharp," Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, told NBC News. "Former President Trump talked about fixing American infrastructure so often it became a running joke on late-night shows. President Biden actually got a bipartisan, strong infrastructure investment bill into law."

Representatives from the White House did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.