Jill Stein’s Entry Into Presidential Race Creates New Headaches For Biden
The president is already suffering from low approval ratings and the presence of several liberals vying to take his place.
Stein is positioning herself as an alternative option beyond the “failed” two-party establishment.
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There are currently several candidates from different political backgrounds, including the left, center, and independent, who are running for president alongside Biden.
These candidates have the potential to harm Biden’s chances in the race, as they highlight the limitations of the incumbent president while the Republican primary narrows down its field.
Stein, 73, is an environmentalist and practicing physician in Massachusetts, where she ran for office multiple times in the early 2000s.
This is Stein’s third presidential bid. In 2016, she was the Green Party nominee in the race against Trump and Clinton. Stein won about 1% of the popular vote, according to the Federal Elections Commission. She was also the party’s nominee in 2012 against former President Barack Obama, who was running for reelection, and Republican Mitt Romney.
Before announcing her 2024 campaign, Stein worked on third-party presidential candidate Cornel West‘s campaign. West left the Green Party in October to run as an independent candidate.
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