Republican Contenders in the Race for 2024 Presidential Nomination

2024 US presidential election

Sept. 19 (Reuters). Ten Republican candidates are seeking nominations for their party in the November 2024 elections to challenge U.S. president Joe Biden. Biden faces two unlikely challenges to become the Democratic Party nominee. The list below includes the candidates.



Donald Trump, , has accepted his indictments, which are unprecedented for a former U.S. President. This has helped him to become the clear frontrunner for his party in the race for presidential nomination.

Trump said the indictments were part of a political witch hunt, a claim that the Justice Department denied. Just two of Trump’s rivals said that they would not vote for him if he was convicted at the first Republican Presidential debate on August 23. This shows how powerful he is in his party.

Trump has promised to tighten immigration restrictions, to curb trade with China and to take political revenge on those who he believes have wronged his. Trump has a strong grip on the right-wing of his party, but may have trouble securing moderates and independents’ support in a general elections if he wins the Republican nomination.


DeSantis, who launched a glitchy campaign on Twitter in May, has positioned himself on the right of Trump, especially on social issues like abortion. His well-funded campaign is struggling to gain traction. , his top donor said that he would not give him more money until he adopted a more moderate stance.

DeSantis is Trump’s biggest rival but he still trails him in the polls. His campaign has been rebooted and he’s fired staff several times since last May. But these steps haven’t helped him gain traction. DeSantis campaign claims it is focused on stopping Trump in Iowa where the party’s first nomination contest will be held in January.


Trump’s Vice President has broken with his predecessor over the Trump supporters’ attack on Jan. 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol, while Pence was in Washington presiding over Congress certifying Biden’s victory for 2020. Pence, 64 says that “history would hold Trump accountable” if he was involved in the attack.

The former Indiana governor, a staunch conservative, appeals directly to the evangelical Christian communities. However, his campaign is struggling to raise funds and he’s stuck in the single digits of opinion polls.


Ramaswamy is a former biotechnology executive and investor. He founded a company in 2022 with the aim of pressuring companies to abandon corporate governance, environmental and social initiatives. The outsider politician has stirred up grassroots talk as a possible alternative to Trump. He is a staunch supporter of former President Clinton and has said he will pardon Trump if he wins the White House.


Haley is a former South Carolina Governor and Trump’s Ambassador to the United Nations. She has stressed her relative youth compared to Biden or Trump, as well as highlighting her background as a daughter of Indian immigrants.

Haley’s reputation as a conservative Republican who can address gender and race issues in a credible manner is better than that of many of her peers. She has positioned herself as an ardent defender of American foreign policy. According to opinion surveys, she has a low support of Republicans in the single digits.


His name is not well known outside of South Carolina. However, his focus on uniting his divided party and his optimism have allowed him to stand out from Trump and DeSantis’ more aggressive approaches. Scott’s supporters acknowledge, however, that his sunny demeanor may not be enough for him to win. According to Reuters/Ipsos, Scott, 57 years old, received 1% of Republican support.


Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his White House bid in April, calling on Trump to step down to deal with the first indictment. Hutchinson has cited his 72-year-old experience as a conservative governor of a state to prove he can deliver policies Republican voters are interested in. He cites tax cuts and job creation programs.

Reuters/Ipsos polling showed that Republicans did not support him.


Christie, 61 years old, was a consultant to Trump’s White House Campaign, but he became a vocal opponent of the former President after the attack on Jan. 6, 2021. the former New Jersey Governor and federal prosecutor has stepped up verbal attacks against Trump as he faces an increasing number of criminal accusations.

In Reuters/Ipsos surveys, Christie received about 1% of Republican support.


Burgum, 67 is currently serving his second term in North Dakota as governor. He sold his software company to Microsoft Corp. in 2001. He is a conservative who advocates low taxes and less regulation. His focus has been on national security and the economy. He is one of the less-known candidates and polls show that he has almost no support.


Hurd, a former U.S. Congressman and moderate Republican, is a fierce critic of Donald Trump. He represented a border district in southern Texas until he decided not to run for reelection again in 2020. The 46-year old is the second Black Republican candidate, after Scott.



Biden will need to convince voters that he can endure another four years as president of the United States, despite concerns over his age and low approval ratings. Biden’s allies claim that he believes he is only Democratic candidate capable of defeating Trump. He declared that it was his duty to defend American democracy when he announced his candidacy. He is not in serious danger from a Democratic opponent.


Kennedy, a 69-year-old anti-vaccine activist , is making an unlikely bid for Biden’s nomination as Democrat. He is the son U.S. He is the son of Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was murdered in 1968, during his presidential campaign.

Kennedy was blocked from Instagram after spreading false information about vaccines and COVID-19, but he was later reinstated. He lost his legal battle to get YouTube owner Google, to restore videos of him questioning COVID vaccine safety.


“She second bid White House. Democrat 2020 primary, dropped before votes. Her latest campaign 23 March.”

Green Party


In June, the political activist, philosopher, and academic announced that he would run as a third party for president, which is likely to appeal primarily to Democratic-leaning progressive voters. West, who is running for the Green Party to end poverty and guarantee housing, has hired former Hillary Clinton advisor Peter Daou as his campaign manager.

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