Bad news for Biden – Kennedy runs on the game

12:29 22.04.2024 •

Bad news for Biden as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. qualifies for the ballot in crucial swing state of Michigan where thousands could oppose the president over Gaza. Independent Robert F. Kennedy will appear on the ballot in Michigan this fall.

Robert F. Kennedy's campaign announced that the independent presidential candidate will appear on the ballot in Michigan – which could have masssive repercussions for President Joe Biden's reelection prospects.

In the most recent poll in the state, Biden has fallen behind former President Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee.

And during February's Democratic primary, he lost more than 100,000 votes to 'uncommitted,' a protest over his stance on Gaza.

Kennedy - the son of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and nephew of President John F. Kennedy - has never held elected office.

He was a top environmental lawyer but in recent years was known better for being a prominent anti-vaxxer.

Kennedy launched his campaign a year ago as a Democrat but switched to an independent bid in October, angering a number of members of his historically Democratic family.

As Kennedy gained ballot access in Michigan, Biden had gathered together members of the Kennedy clan Thursday for a campaign event in Philadelphia to officially endorse his 2024 bid.

Kerry Kennedy, the sister of RFK Jr., said Thursday that Biden was a 'champion for the rights and freedoms that my father and uncle stood for.'

'That's why nearly every single grandchild of Joe and Rose Kennedy supports Joe Biden,' she noted.

RFK's sister Rory Kennedy, a prominent documentary filmmaker, said earlier this month that she won't vote for him because she's too worried about a second term of Trump.   

'You know, the truth is, that I love my brother, and it pains me to come out against him, but I am very concerned with the stakes in this election, and I'm very concerned from the polls I'm seeing that he takes many more votes from Biden than he does from Trump,' she told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC.


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