Jill Stein announced that she will run for the Green Party in the 2024 Presidential election.
Many Democrats are furious at the news.
In 2016, Jill Stein ran for the presidency, pulling many voters away from Hillary Clinton.
Democrats are worried that the same might happen in the 2024 elections.
Jill Stein, the 2016 Green Party presidential nominee, announced Thursday in a video posted on X that she’s running again for the party’s nomination. https://t.co/kunWRHx7cZ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 11, 2023
Fox News covers more here:
President Biden already faces increasing doubts about his ability to win re-election next year, but now Democrats must confront the prospect of a growing list of potential 2024 challengers running as third-party candidates.
Major Democratic Party victories on Tuesday in the 2023 off-year elections gave Biden a much-needed boost after a slew of well publicized polls suggested he was trailing former President Donald Trump — the commanding GOP nomination front-runner — in a 2024 rematch.
But Thursday’s announcement by 2016 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein that she will make another White House run next year was not welcome news for Team Biden.
Plenty of Democrats still blame Stein’s 2016 campaign for putting Trump in the White House. Her vote totals seven years ago in the key battlegrounds of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin topped Trump’s margins over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in each state.
A couple of hours after Stein’s news broke, moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced he wouldn’t seek re-election next year in heavily red West Virginia, deflating his party’s hopes of holding their Senate majority in 2024.
This is great news for President Trump.
Someone like Jill Stein would only ever pull voters away from the Democrats.
These third-party votes for Stein only benefit President Trump.
Democrats on X are fuming over the new:
I don’t know how anyone could forget what happened in 2016, and look at Jill Stein’s sudden reappearance with anything less than suspicion and contempt.
A vote for her is a vote for trump.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) November 10, 2023
The political system is broken. Over 60% of us now say the two-party establishment has failed us and we need a party that serves the people.
— Dr. Jill Stein🌻 (@DrJillStein) November 9, 2023
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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 Donald Trump and Hillary 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 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.
As an environmental activist, Stein’s platform focuses on combating climate change and supporting a Green New Deal. Stein supports an Economic Bill of Rights that would guarantee a living wage, housing, food, health care and education, as means of tackling rising inequality and insecurity.
Stein, who is Jewish, is calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. She also has criticized the Israeli government and the Biden administration for their handling of the war.
Jill Stein being actively against the war in Israel spells more trouble for Biden.
As you know, Biden has been facing severe backlash from his own party because of his support of Israel in the conflict.