As the campaigns takes shape, here are the names you need to know
2024 US Presidential Race: Key Contenders and Updates
With the 2024 US presidential election on the horizon, the race for both the Republican and Democratic nominations is shaping up. Here’s a rundown of the prominent figures to watch:
Joe Biden President Joe Biden, at 80 years old, seeks a second term and officially announced his reelection bid on April 25th.
Donald Trump Former President Donald Trump, aged 77, declared his candidacy for the 2024 election on November 15th, 2022. He is the only US president to have faced two impeachment trials.
Marianne Williamson Self-help author and former spiritual adviser to Oprah Winfrey, Marianne Williamson (71), plans to challenge Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination. She participated in the 2020 Democratic primary debates.
Nikki Haley Former South Carolina governor and ex-UN ambassador Nikki Haley (51) entered the race on February 15th, positioning herself as a moderate-conservative alternative to Trump.
Mike Pence Former Vice President Mike Pence (64) announced his candidacy on June 7th, emphasizing his differences from Trump while promoting traditional conservative values.
Ron DeSantis Current Florida governor Ron DeSantis (44) declared his campaign on May 24th, portraying himself as an “anti-woke” GOP candidate with a rising profile in conservative circles.
Tim Scott South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (57) entered the Republican race on May 19th. He is known for his rising prominence in the party and has a well-funded campaign.
Vivek Ramaswamy Biotechnology entrepreneur and conservative activist Vivek Ramaswamy (37) plans to compete in the Republican primary, addressing stakeholder capitalism, big tech censorship, and critical race theory.
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Robert F Kennedy Jr Lawyer and vaccine-sceptic Robert F Kennedy Jr (69) filed his candidacy papers on April 5th, joining the Democratic race to challenge Biden.
Chris Christie Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie (60) entered the 2024 Republican primary on June 6th, positioning himself as a moderate-conservative alternative to Trump.
Larry Elder Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder (71) announced his presidential bid on April 20th, focusing on issues like policing, crime, and government overreach.
Ryan Binkley Pastor and businessman Ryan Binkley (55) entered the race on May 9th, aiming to challenge Trump for the Republican nomination.
Asa Hutchinson Former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson (72) formally announced his campaign on April 26th, highlighting his conservative values.
Doug Burgum Governor of North Dakota Doug Burgum (66) is running for the Republican nomination, focusing on kitchen-table issues.
Will Hurd Former CIA officer and Texas representative Will Hurd (45) entered the Republican race on June 22nd, positioning himself as a moderate alternative to the GOP field.
Perry Johnson Businessman Perry Johnson (75) announced his bid on March 3rd, highlighting his positions on pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, and anti-woke stances.
- Francis Suarez: Miami Mayor Francis Suarez (45) suspended his campaign on August 29th after failing to qualify for the first RNC debate. He focused on being a tough-on-crime conservative candidate.
The 2024 US presidential race is in full swing, with a diverse range of contenders vying for the nominations and presenting their unique visions for the future of the country.