President Joe Biden announces 2024 reelection bid

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made it official Tuesday — he’s running for reelection. The Democratic president is asking voters to give him more time to “finish this job” and set aside their concerns about extending the run of America’s oldest president for another four years. Later Tuesday, Biden used a speech to building trades union members to highlight his accomplishments, including tens of thousands of construction jobs created since he took office. Biden would be 86 at the end of a second term. He faces a smooth path to winning his party’s nomination but a harder struggle to retain the presidency in a bitterly divided nation.