The contest to become the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nominee is heating up, with Nikki Haley, a former U.S. ambassador to the UN, announcing her run Tuesday.
Another notable move is South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott’s plan to make speeches next week in Iowa, a key primary state.
And former President Donald Trump also has been visiting primary states recently, after announcing back in November that he’s running again.
So who are all the GOP politicians in the mix for 2024?
Below is MarketWatch’s list of the potential Republican presidential contenders and the status of their candidacies.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden appears poised to announce in March or April that he’ll run for president again in 2024. He repeatedly said “Let’s finish the job” in his State of the Union speech last week, and it’s possible that line will be featured in his re-election campaign.
|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 UN||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 has said he’s considering running|
|Ted Cruz||U.S. senator for Texas||He hasn’t ruled out a presidential run, but has said he’s focused on the battles in the 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 talked to prospective campaign staff in key states|
|Nikki Haley||Former ambassador to UN, former S.C. governor||She announced her run Feb. 14, a day earlier than previously planned|
|Larry Hogan||Former Md. governor||He has said he’s giving “very serious consideration” to a run|
|Asa Hutchinson||Former Ark. governor||He has said he plans to make a decision in early 2023|
|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 secretary of state||He has said he’s still deciding whether to run|
|Vivek Ramaswamy||Entrepreneur and author known for criticizing ESG investing, “wokeism”||He’s exploring a run for president|
|Kim Reynolds||Iowa governor||A former RNC chair has said she should be considered for 2024|
|Tim Scott||U.S. senator for S.C.||He plans to make speeches in Iowa, a key primary state, on Feb. 22|
|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 hasn’t ruled out running, but said he’s focused on being governor|