Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is expected to announce he will run as an independent instead of as a Democrat in the 2024 general election.
RFK Jr. will make the announcement on October 9 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to Mediaite.
Kennedy himself confirmed on X, formerly Twitter, that he had an announcement set for that date, though he remained coy about specifics in his teaser announcement:
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) September 29, 2023
“Hi everybody, I’m going to be in Philadelphia on October 9 to make a major announcement at the very birthplace of our nation,” Kennedy said. “I’m not going to tell you right now exactly what that announcement will be.
“I can say, though, that if you’ve been waiting to come to one of my public events, this will be the one to come to.”
Mediaite reports that the Kennedy campaign plans to run attack ads against the Democratic National Committee to “pave the way” in the lead up the the event.
“Bobby feels that the DNC is changing the rules to exclude his candidacy so an independent run is the only way to