The contest to become the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nominee is heating up, with Nikki Haley, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and longshot candidate Vivek Ramaswamy each announcing runs since the beginning of the year, and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson joining the fray in a Sunday-show appearance on April 2.
Another notable move has been the rollout of a campaign-style book by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, in which he argues that his approach to managing his state can provide a model for the rest of the country.
And former President Donald Trump appears to be getting a political lift from a Manhattan district attorney’s case against him, though some analysts don’t see the boost lasting.
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So who are the GOP politicians in the mix for 2024?
Below is MarketWatch’s list of potential Republican presidential contenders and the status of their candidacies.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden has been eyeing this coming Tuesday as the time to formally announce his 2024 re-election campaign. Democrats seem to be closing ranks behind Biden, although author and activist Marianne Williamson said she’s seeking the party’s nomination again and vigorously defended her decision to challenge the president in an extensive question-and-answer session with MarketWatch. Anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. also is mounting a longshot challenge to Biden, as he held a kickoff event for his campaign on Wednesday.
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|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 United Nations||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 said in late March that he’ll make decision on run in next 60 days|
|Ted Cruz||U.S. senator from 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|
|Larry Elder||Conservative radio host||He announced his run on April 20|
|Nikki Haley||Former ambassador to United Nations, 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||Having promised a decision in April, he said on April 2 that he’s running.|
|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 CIA director and secretary of state||Announced on April 14 on Twitter that he has decided against a run|
|Vivek Ramaswamy||Entrepreneur and author known for criticizing ESG investing as “wokeism”||He announced his candidacy in February|
|Kim Reynolds||Iowa governor||A former RNC chair has said she should be considered for 2024|
|Mike Rogers||Former Mich. congressman||He suggested an announcement on a run may come in “late spring, early summer“|
|Tim Scott||U.S. senator for S.C.||He’s making trips to Iowa and New Hampshire, key primary states|
|Francis Suarez||Mayor of Miami, Fla.||He said he’s close to deciding on whether or not to 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 appears to be putting his White House aspirations on hold|
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