2024 U.S. presidential hopefuls
November 11, 2022 - At least 10 White House contenders could run in the 2024 presidential election. U.S. President Joe Biden says he intends to run for re-election but will make a final decision early next year.
The outcome of midterm elections for governorships and Senate seats in battleground states like Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Arizona will decide President Joe Biden’s prospects ahead of the next presidential race.
If Biden steps aside -- after all, he will be 81 years old in 2024 -- there could be a wide Democratic field. A nominee race could include Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Former Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney and California’s Governor Gavin Newsom could also be contenders.
While several 2024 Republican White House hopefuls are emerging, former President Donald Trump has made no secret of his interest in running again.
While Trump will be the front-runner for the 2024 Grand Old Party nomination if it takes control of Congress, he may no longer be the most likely nominee.
According to Fox News’s Laura Ingraham, Republicans might become so “exhausted by the battle -- the constant battle -- that they may believe that, well, maybe it’s time to turn the page if we can get someone who has all Trump’s policies, who’s not Trump.”
That person could be Florida Governor Ron DeSantis -- a more extreme version of Trump and potentially a more electable one.
DeSantis has positioned himself as an aggressive conservative without Trump’s legal problems and the congressional investigation into his role in the deadly January 2021 Capitol insurrection.
Other GOP nominees could include Nikki Haley, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and former Vice President Mike Pence.
- 2024 presidential contenders amplify high-stakes battle for control of Congress (The Hill)
- Factbox: Who could run in the 2024 U.S. presidential election? (Reuters)
- The top 10 Republican presidential candidates for 2024 (Washington Post)
- The top 10 Democratic presidential candidates for 2024 (Washington Post)