A crowded field of Republicans are running to be their party’s presidential nominee in 2024. On the Democratic side, President Joe Biden is considered to be the presumptive nominee though he faces long shot challenges. There are also third party candidates who have thrown their hat in the ring as presidential candidates in the 2024 election.
Republican Presidential candidates.
Nine Republicans are seeking the party’s nomination for president in 2024.
The twice-impeached former one term president is trying to stage a comeback in 2024. Trump,77, announced his third bid for the White House in November following a disappointing midterm election for Republicans which many blamed on the former president. Trump’s third bid for the presidency comes as he faces mounting legal troubles, including four criminal indictments.
Despite his troubles, he holds a commanding lead over the rest of the GOP primary field according to polls.
He was seen as Trump’s biggest obstacle to securing the Republican nomination for president, but has failed to live up to the hype. He is at risk of slipping into third in the field.
Former governor of South Carolina and United States Ambassador to the U.N. in the Trump administration, Nikki Haley,51, announced she is running for president on Feb. 14.
She is the only woman in the Republican field. Haley has been surging in the polls and is emerging as Trump’s top challenger in the crowded GOP primary field as DeSantis fades.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC),57, officially announced he is joining the GOP primary in May. He is one of the most prominent Black Republicans and is the first Black person elected to the Senate from South Carolina.
Multimillionaire venture capitalist Vivek Ramaswamy, 37, announced he is running for president in February. He is the youngest person running from either party. Ramaswamy has never held elected office before, but believes that sets him apart from his rivals in the GOP field.
Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie,61, announced his bid for the presidency on June 6. Christie previously ran for president in 2016. This time around he promised to bring the fight to Trump in the primary, but his attacks on the former president has no effect as he continues to lead the field and Christie struggles to gain traction.
Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson,72, announced he is running for president on April 2. He is a vocal critic of Donald Trump and has called on the former president to drop out of the 2024 presidential race.
Two-term governor of North Dakota Doug Burgum,67, joined the Republican field for president on June 7.
Texas businessman and pastor Ryan Binkley announced he was running for president in April.
Former Vice-President Mike Pence, former congressman Will Hurd and Miami’s Mayor Francis Suarez have all dropped out of the Republican field of presidential candidates in 2024.
Democratic presidential candidates.
Three Democrats are running for the party’s nomination for president in 2024.
Incumbent President Joe Biden, 80, announced he is running for re-election in April. He is considered to be the presumptive nominee for Democrats heading into the 2024 presidential election. Biden has a massive lead over his rivals and it appears the 2024 presidential election will likely be a rematch between him and Trump. If either men are re-elected they will be the oldest person elected to the presidency.
Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), 54, is the newest addition to the field of presidential candidates in 2024. He announced he is running for president in October. Phillips is a three-term member of Congress who flipped a Republican district in 2018.
Author Marianne Williamson, 70, announced her bid for the presidency in March. This is her second shot at the presidency. She ran in 2020 but dropped out before any primary elections were held.
Other presidential candidates.
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Anti-vaccine activist Robert Kennedy Jr, 69, a lawyer and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, initially announced he was running for president as a Democrat in April. But after failing to gain traction in the Democratic field, he dropped out and announced he was running as an Independent in October.
Cornel West, 70, a progressive activist and philosopher announced in October that he is running for president as an Independent.