WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is expected to tap Julie Chavez Rodriguez as his 2024 re-election campaign manager, people familiar with the discussions said Sunday.
Chavez Rodriguez serves as a senior adviser to the president and the director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. CBS News was the first to report on the plan to tap Chavez Rodriguez as the campaign manager for Biden’s re-election campaign.
Chavez Rodriguez worked as a deputy campaign manager on Biden’s 2020 campaign staff and prior to that worked as the traveling chief of staff on now-Vice President Kamala Harris’ failed bid for the White House. She also worked in Harris’ Senate office.
Democrats have long said any of the shots for his campaign will be called from the White House, where his key advisers Anita Dunn and 2020 campaign manager Jennifer O’Malley Dillon currently have roles.
Biden is set to announce his 2024 reelection campaign as soon as next week and as early as Tuesday, the fourth anniversary of his 2020 campaign launch. The news comes as the President invited donors to Washington for a Friday dinner and Saturday meetings.
The expected announcement comes as former President Donald Trump holds a commanding lead in polls for the Republican nomination. Meanwhile, polls show a tight race in a possible rematch between Biden and Trump.
According to the poll, 46% of Republican primary voters pick Trump as their first choice, while 31% selected DeSantis. Vice President Mike Pence at 6%, and former South Carolina Gov. and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, Sen, and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, are all tied at 3%. Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy has 2%.
Despite Biden’s approval rating is low, 88% of Democratic voters say they’d definitely or probably vote for Biden, while 22% of independents and only 3% of Republicans. Despite Biden’s low approval ratings, he remains more popular than Trump, 38% view Biden positively while 34% view Trump positively.
The same poll found 41% of registered voters saying they’d definitely or probably vote for Biden while 47% who say they’d vote for the eventual Republican nominee. The other 12% are undecided.