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Robert F Kennedy Jr announces Nicole Shanahan as his running mate

In a bold move that is shaking up the traditionally bipartisan landscape of American politics, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has selected Nicole Shanahan as his running mate for the 2024 US Presidential election. Kennedy Jr., an Independent candidate, has emerged as a notable contender in the race, with his divergence from mainstream views on vaccines and conspiracy theories appealing to a segment of voters disenchanted with the political establishment.

Kennedy Jr. announced his decision on social media, introducing Shanahan as the next Vice President of the United States. Shanahan, a California lawyer and philanthropist, brings fresh energy to Kennedy Jr.’s campaign, focusing on issues like women’s reproductive science, criminal justice reform, and the environment through her Bia-Echo Foundation.

Kennedy Jr. emphasized their shared departure from the Democratic Party, citing a shift in party values. Shanahan’s background in Silicon Valley and her advocacy for transformative technologies complement Kennedy’s critiques of the tech industry’s power.

Kennedy’s Impact on the Presidential Race

The impact of Kennedy Jr.’s independent campaign on the 2024 presidential race is significant, as it worries Democrats who fear that he could syphon votes from Biden and aid Trump. Without party backing, getting on ballots across states is challenging. To comply with state rules, Kennedy Jr. has chosen Shanahan as his running mate, aiming for access in swing states like Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia. Supporters of Kennedy Jr. and Shanahan see promise in the duo, drawn by Shanahan’s passion for social causes.

Criticism Abounds

However, critics within the Kennedy family and political circles question the viability of his candidacy and the impact it could have on the election. Despite the hurdles and challenges, Kennedy Jr. urges voters to take a chance on their campaign, aiming to challenge the dominance of major parties. “If Nicole and I can get Americans to refuse to vote from fear, we’re going to be in the White House in November,” he said. Some members of his family have publicly criticized his views, but Kennedy Jr. remains confident in his decision to run as an Independent candidate.

The Kennedy name has long been associated with American politics, and Kennedy Jr.’s candidacy is sure to be one of the most closely watched races in the 2024 presidential election.