Michelle Obama’s office addresses renewed 2024 presidential run rumors

As more and more Democrats express their displeasure with the party and President Joe Biden, rumors have begun swirling about alternate candidates.

Michelle Obama, 60, is one name that comes up often.

Now, with primary elections well underway the office of the former first lady is addressing the rumors for the first time.

Keep reading to learn more.

In a statement to NBC News, Obama’s office insists you won’t be seeing her name on the ballot come November 5.

“As former First Lady Michelle Obama has expressed several times over the years, she will not be running for president,” said Crystal Carson, director of communications for her office. “Mrs. Obama supports President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ re-election campaign.”

According to the outlet, Obama plans to assist the Biden-Harris campaign this fall, like she did in 2020. However, it’s expected she won’t be as heavily involved as her husband, former President Barack Obama.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – OCTOBER 29: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle close the Obama Foundation Summit together on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology on October 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Summit is an annual event hosted by the Obama Foundation. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

“President and Michelle Obama were enormously helpful in the fight to beat Donald Trump and elect President Biden and Vice President Harris the first time and we are grateful to have their voice and their support in the fight for the fate of our democracy this November,” Biden campaign spokesperson Kevin Munoz said in a statement.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – MAY 11: Former First Lady Michelle Obama attends ‘Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama’ at State Farm Arena on May 11, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama has repeatedly stated she has no interest in running for president.

In a 2023 Netflix special she spoke with Oprah Winfrey telling the media mogul, “Politics is hard, and the people who get into it … you’ve got to want it. It’s got to be in your soul, because it is so important. It is not in my soul.”

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