As the country moves closer to the 2024 election, candidates seeking the White House are beginning to formally throw their hats into the ring.
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott is the latest Republican to consider a 2024 presidential run, launching a new exploratory committee Wednesday and joining a growing GOP primary field.
If Scott officially announces, he will join former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson in their challenge to win the Republican 2024 nomination over front-runner Donald Trump.
While President Joe Biden is expected to run for reelection despite not yet formally announcing his campaign, self-help author Marianne Williamson looks to challenge Biden for the Democratic 2024 presidential nomination. Williamson officially launched her presidential campaign in March.
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As the 2024 presidential field takes shape, here are the candidates who have launched their presidential campaigns and those considering a bid:
Who is running for president?
Donald Trump: Former President Donald Trump officially launched his third bid for the White House Nov. 15, days after the 2022 midterm election. While Trump has remained the front runner for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, it’s uncertain how his historic criminal indictment will affect his candidacy.
Nikki Haley: Haley announced her presidential campaign in February, making her the first prominent Republican to enter the 2024 race and challenge Trump for the GOP nomination.
Asa Hutchinson: Hutchinson announced his bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination earlier this month, labeling himself as a “non-Trump” candidate. Hutchinson is set to formally launch his presidential campaign on April 26.
Vivek Ramaswamy: Biotech entrepreneur and investor Vivek Ramaswamy is also among the growing list of candidates seeking to be the Republican presidential nominee in 2024. Ramaswamy, the author of “Woke, Inc.,” formally launched his bid for the White House in a February video.
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Perry Johnson: Republican businessman Perry Johnson launched a long-shot presidential bid in March. Johnson previously tried to run for Michigan governor last year but was found by the state’s election bureau to have filed fraudulent nominating signatures.
Marianne Williamson: Williamson launched her second bid for the White House early last month, making her the first to formally challenge President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination for 2024.
Who is expected to run?
Joe Biden: While he has not yet launched his reelection campaign, Biden is expected to announce his bid for a second term in the coming weeks as he looks to tout his presidential record.
Tim Scott: Scott has long teased his potential challenge for the GOP 2024 nomination, signaling a step closer to formally launching a presidential bid as he announced a new exploratory committee Wednesday. If elected, the South Carolina lawmaker would make history as the country’s first Black Republican president.
Ron DeSantis: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is another favorite for the GOP 2024 nomination – but second to Trump – despite having not yet launched a campaign for president. However, DeSantis is expected to announce his bid, especially as he’s been making rounds across the country, including stops in key early voting states.
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Mike Pence: Former Vice President Mike Pence is also among the group of Republicans considering a bid for the White House. While Pence has said he will decide over the summer, he has seemingly begun to set up a potential bid. Pence visited Iowa, a key early voting state, in February along with other current and potential candidates.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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