The Growing List of Candidates for the 2024 US Presidential Race

The 2024 US presidential race is already heating up, with a growing list of candidates from both the Republican and Democratic parties. Former President Donald Trump and current President Joe Biden have both announced their bids for the presidency, setting up a potential rematch of the 2020 campaign. However, a number of Republicans are still expected to enter the contest and challenge Trump for the nomination.[0]

Among the Republican candidates who have officially joined the race are Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis, former Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley, and U.S. Senator from South Carolina Tim Scott. DeSantis, who was elected as the 46th Governor of Florida in 2019, is seen as a strong contender for the nomination, but he appears further than ever from the one-on-one matchup that his allies believe he needs to wrest the nomination from Trump.[1]

Haley, who served as the U.S.[2] Ambassador to the United Nations from 2017 to 2018 and Governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017, has also entered the race.[2] She is seen as a moderate Republican who could appeal to a broad swath of voters.

Meanwhile, Scott, who announced his presidential run on May 22 at his alma mater, Charleston Southern University, is the first black senator to be elected from South Carolina since Reconstruction. He is known for his conservative views and has been a vocal supporter of Trump in the past.

Other potential Republican candidates include former Governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson, who signed a near-total abortion ban without exceptions for rape or incest, and former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, who ran unsuccessfully against Trump for the GOP nomination in 2016 and has been publicly mulling a 2024 bid.

On the Democratic side, President Biden has officially launched his re-election campaign, but his approval ratings are at a record low, and a majority of Democrats don’t even want him to run.[3] Self-help author Marianne Williamson has launched a long-shot Democratic challenge to Biden, but she is not seen as a serious contender.[0]

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the late U.S.[4] Senator Robert F. Kennedy, has also announced that he is running for president in 2024.[4] However, he is known for his health-related conspiracy theories and anti-vaccine advocacy, positions that have caused controversy with health officials and some members of his family.[3]

The 2024 presidential race could very well be a rematch of the 2020 campaign, as both Biden and Trump have announced their candidacies. However, with a growing list of candidates from both parties, it remains to be seen who will ultimately win the nomination and become the 60th President of the United States.

0. “Who’s running for president in 2024? Here are the candidates” Axios, 25 May. 2023,

1. “Trump Looks Like He Will Get the 2024 Crowd He Wants” Yahoo News, 28 May. 2023,

2. “The 2024 presidential candidates: Who’s running from both sides” NBC News, 23 May. 2023,

3. “Who’s Running For President in 2024? What To Know About Candidates” NBC New York, 25 May. 2023,

4. “2024 Presidential Candidates Fast Facts”, 25 May. 2023,

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