The contest to become the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nominee is heating up, with Nikki Haley, a former U.S. ambassador to the UN, and long-shot candidate Vivek Ramaswamy each announcing their runs last month.
And former President Donald Trump headlined the latest Conservative Political Action Conference, after announcing back in November that he’s running again. His remarks came after Haley and Ramaswamy gave their own CPAC speeches.
Plus, former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has said he won’t seek his party’s nomination.
So who are all the GOP politicians in the mix for 2024?
Below is MarketWatch’s list of the potential Republican presidential contenders and the status of their candidacies.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden appears poised to announce this spring that he’ll seek re-election in 2024. Democrats seem to be closing ranks behind Biden, although author and activist Marianne Williamson said she’s seeking the party’s nomination again.
Biden made a joke Tuesday about re-election at a White House event at which he presented medals to authors, singers and other honorees. He noted that novelist Colson Whitehead had won back-to-back Pulitzer Prizes.
“I’m kind of looking for a back-to-back myself,” the president said.
|Name||Title||Reports or statements on candidacy|
|Greg Abbott||Texas governor||Abbott strategist said governor “will take a look at the situation” after state’s legislative session ends in late May|
|John Bolton||Former national security adviser, former ambassador to UN||He has said he may run for president in 2024|
|Liz Cheney||Former Wyo. congresswoman||She has said she hasn’t made a decision about a 2024 run|
|Chris Christie||Former N.J. governor||He has said he’s considering running|
|Ted Cruz||U.S. senator for Texas||He said he won’t seek the GOP presidential nomination, instead aiming for re-election in Senate|
|Aaron Day||Known in part for running against former N.H. GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte||He announced his candidacy in February|
|Ron DeSantis||Florida governor||He hasn’t made a formal announcement, but his team has rolled out a book and talked to prospective campaign staff|
|Nikki Haley||Former ambassador to UN, former S.C. governor||She announced her run in February|
|Larry Hogan||Former Md. governor||He said he won’t run|
|Asa Hutchinson||Former Ark. governor||He has said he plans to make a decision in April|
|Perry Johnson||Businessman and former Mich. gubernatorial candidate||He announced his candidacy in early March|
|Brian Kemp||Ga. governor||He hasn’t ruled out running, but has said he’s “not focused on 2024“|
|Steve Laffey||Former Cranston, R.I., mayor||He announced his candidacy in February|
|Kristi Noem||S.D. governor||She has said she hasn’t ruled out a presidential run|
|Mike Pence||Former vice president||He has beefed up his staff but said he doesn’t feel any rush to make an announcement|
|Mike Pompeo||Former secretary of state||He has said he’s still deciding whether to run|
|Vivek Ramaswamy||Entrepreneur and author known for criticizing ESG investing, “wokeism”||He announced his candidacy in February|
|Kim Reynolds||Iowa governor||A former RNC chair has said she should be considered for 2024|
|Tim Scott||U.S. senator for S.C.||He has delivered speeches in Iowa, a key primary state|
|Francis Suarez||Mayor of Miami, Fla.||He has said he’s considering a run|
|Chris Sununu||N.H. governor||He has said he’s considering a run|
|Donald Trump||Former president||He announced in November that he’s running|
|Glenn Youngkin||Va. governor||He hasn’t ruled out running, but said he’s focused on Virginia|