U.S. Sen. Tim Scott on Friday became the latest Republican to officially enter the 2024 presidential race, joining Donald Trump and others in a growing list of Republicans and several Democrats seeking to unseat President Joe Biden.
An announcement from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected Wednesday.
Here is the list of 2024 contenders announced by both parties.
Trump announced his campaign last November, even as he faced criticism from his own party for supporting candidates who performed poorly in the 2022 midterm elections. Since then, he has been in the lead with a firm grip on his base. The 76-year-old former president has even boosted his popularity in the polls since he was indicted in connection with money allegedly paid to a porn star. Meanwhile, he remains unpopular with much of the US electorate.
Haley, 51, a former South Carolina governor and Trump’s UN ambassador, emphasized her relative youth compared to Biden and Trump and her background as the daughter of two Indian immigrants. He has built a reputation within the Republican Party as a staunch conservative who has positioned himself as a staunch defender of American interests abroad.
The only black Republican US senator announced his candidacy on May 22. Scott, 57, is not well-known outside his home state of South Carolina, but his optimism and focus on unifying his divided party have helped him oppose a more aggressive approach. some of his opponents. Scott’s supporters, however, concede that while his sunny demeanor is a selling point, it may not be enough to win over the frontrunners.
The former Arkansas governor launched his bid for the White House in April, calling on Trump to step aside to deal with his accusations. Hutchinson, 72, has touted his experience leading a deeply conservative state as evidence that he can implement policies that Republican voters care about, citing his record on tax cuts and job creation initiatives as a particular source of pride. However, his name recognition remains limited outside of Arkansas.
The conservative talk radio host ran unsuccessfully in California’s recall election against Gavin Newsom. Elder, 71, announced his candidacy on Tucker Carlson’s now-cancelled Fox News show, tweeting: can get us there.”
Ramaswamy, 37, a former biotech investor and executive, founded the company in 2022 to pressure companies to abandon environmental, social and corporate governance initiatives. He announced in February that he is running for the Republican nomination. The political outsider remains a long-term candidate.
US President Joe Biden has announced that he will run again on April 25, four years after announcing his 2020 candidacy. The 80-year-old Democrat, already the oldest US president ever, confirmed his intentions in a video where he declared his duty to protect American democracy.
Every generation has a moment when they have had to stand up for democracy. stand up for their fundamental freedoms. I believe this is ours.
That’s why I’m running for re-election as President of the United States. Join us. Let’s get the job done. https://t.co/V9Mzpw8Sqy pic.twitter.com/Y4NXR6B8ly
The best-selling author and self-help guru launched his second, long-term bid for the White House on March 23. He ran as a Democrat in the 2020 presidential primary, but dropped out of the race before casting a single vote.
Robert Kennedy Jr
Anti-vaccine activist Kennedy, 69, is also running for the Democratic nomination. He is the son of US Senator Robert Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1968 during his own presidential bid. Kennedy has been banned from YouTube and Instagram for spreading misinformation about vaccines and the COVID-19 pandemic.