Michelle Obama Declines Presidential Run, Affirms Support for Biden-Harris Reelection


Former first lady Michelle Obama smiles as she speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago on Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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Despite calls for Michelle Obama to consider running for president, her office stated to NBC News that she will not pursue a presidential candidacy. Crystal Carson, director of communications for her office, reiterated Mrs. Obama’s stance, emphasizing her support for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ re-election campaign.

While sources familiar with discussions suggest Mrs. Obama intends to assist the Biden campaign this fall, her involvement is expected to remain relatively limited, as was the case in 2020. This reflects both her existing commitments and her longstanding reluctance to fully re-enter the political arena.

However, given her immense popularity, it is anticipated that the Biden campaign will strategically leverage her influence later in the election cycle, particularly when targeting swing voters.

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