Biden drops hint with ‘back to back’ reference — and here’s the 2024 landscape


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, and long-shot candidate Vivek Ramaswamy each announcing their runs last month.

Another notable move is the rollout of a book by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, in which he argues that his approach to managing his state can provide a model for the rest of the country.

And former President Donald Trump headlined the latest Conservative Political Action Conference, after announcing back in November that he’s running again. His remarks came after Haley and Ramaswamy gave their own CPAC speeches.

Plus, former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has said he won’t seek his party’s nomination.

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 this spring that he’ll seek re-election in 2024. Democrats seem to be closing ranks behind Biden, although author and activist Marianne Williamson said she’s seeking the party’s nomination again.

Biden made a joke Tuesday about re-election at a White House event at which he presented medals to authors, singers and other honorees. He noted that novelist Colson Whitehead had won back-to-back Pulitzer Prizes.

“I’m kind of looking for a back-to-back myself,” the president said.

Related: Biden criticizes DeSantis over his Medicaid stance while in Florida

And see: 5 things to know about Nikki Haley, the Republican candidate challenging Trump in 2024

Plus: Ron DeSantis skips CPAC, says Republicans act like ‘potted plants’ when facing ‘woke ideology’

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 said he won’t seek the GOP presidential nomination, instead aiming for re-election in 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 rolled out a book and talked to prospective campaign staff
Nikki Haley Former ambassador to UN, former S.C. governor She announced her run in February
Larry Hogan Former Md. governor He said he won’t run
Asa Hutchinson Former Ark. governor He has said he plans to make a decision in April 
Perry Johnson Businessman and former Mich. gubernatorial candidate He announced his candidacy in early March
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 announced his candidacy in February
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 has delivered speeches in Iowa, a key primary state
Francis Suarez Mayor of Miami, Fla. He has said he’s considering a run
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 Virginia

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