by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Hillary Clinton is expected to speak at the New York State Democratic Party Convention in an attempt to ‘galvanize the party’, sources claimed, as speculation mounts that she will run again in the 2024 presidential election.
The former Democratic presidential candidate is anticipated to speak in front of the party leaders at the Sheraton hotel in New York next week, people familiar with the event told CNBC.
‘She’s beloved by the mainstream members of the Democratic Party and her popularity is likely higher than that of President Biden,’ a source, who said Clinton is set to speak at the event, told the news outlet.
‘It’s good for her because it keeps her relevant and her appearance is likely meant to galvanize the party and the audience.’
Chris Melnyczuk, the chief of staff to New York State Democratic Party chair Jay Jacobs, said the party ‘reached out to a number of people to speak and, you know, we’re waiting back on confirmation from a number of people. So there are a few things in the works.’
‘We’ve reached out to a number of folks, we’re not going to say who we’ve reached out to,’ he added regarding whether Clinton was among the speakers invited.
It comes as there is growing speculation that Clinton will run for president 2024 amid President Joe Biden’s plummeting approval ratings and fears that could mean his administration loses Congress in the midterms.
Biden’s approval rating dipped below 40 per cent for the first time since he took office this week, according to an average of recent national polls.
Real Check Politics took an average of the most recent national surveys – 304 polls taken from January 2020 to this month – which measured Biden’s standing.
Their cumulative poll put the President’s approval rating at 39 per cent and his disapproval at 54 per cent.