Marianne Williamson Announces Presidential Bid

March 6, 2023
The White House

I … am a candidate for the office of President of the United States.

Marianne Williamson announcing her bid for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination.

Why It Matters: Williamson is the first Democrat to challenge President Biden. Mostly known for her bestselling self-help books and work with various public health-related charities, Williamson ran for president in 2020 but did not make it to the primaries. Prior to her first official campaign speech over the weekend, she shared, "I'm not putting myself through this again just to add to the conversation. I'm running for president to help bring an aberrational chapter of our history to a close, and to help bring forth a new beginning."

Pres. Biden has not formally announced his candidacy for the 2024 election. In a recent interview with ABC News, he said his "intention has been from the beginning to run. But there's too many other things we have to finish in the near term before I start a campaign."

President Biden Gets a New 2024 Challenger: Marianne Williamson (The Wall Street Journal)

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