Bestselling author and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson is gearing up for a campaign-style blitz after her “important announcement” next month.
Following her announcement on March 4, Williamson, who has dropped hints about plans to challenge President Joe Biden in the Democratic primary, will head to South Carolina, New Hampshire, Michigan, and Nevada, an adviser told Fox News.
“You can appreciate what the president has done — defeating the Republicans in 2020 — and still feel it is time to move on,” Williamson told a local New Hampshire radio program, per the news outlet.
Williamson has contended that the party will need to give the public more than what Biden has delivered so far. She is one of the few prominent Democrats who have even toyed with the notion of primarying Biden, who has maintained that he intends on running for a second term but has not yet officially declared.
She challenged Biden in the 2020 primary before stepping out and endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in January 2020. She has flexed her progressive chops by calling for reparations and the establishment of a Department of Peace.
Democrats are poised to position South Carolina as the lead-off state in the primary, following the recommendation from Biden. The state served as his political lifeline in the 2020 primary and helped him mark a comeback after flailing in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada.
“Absolutely you will see me in New Hampshire because what matters is democracy, not just what the DNC decides,” Williamson further teased, per the news outlet. “The voters should decide who should be the nominee in 2024. … The people should be making that decision. Not the DNC.”
New Hampshire is set to take second place in the Democratic primary calendar, though state officials have been challenging that.
“As America gears up for the 2024 presidential election, I’m preparing an important announcement on March 4th in Washington DC,” Williamson teased in a recent statement confirming her mulling of a presidential bid.
On the Republican side, former President Donald Trump and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley have announced their 2024 campaigns.