Presidential Candidates for 2024
Donald Trump, the former president, announced his third campaign for the White House on November 15, 2022. Despite controversies, including being impeached twice and inciting the Capitol insurrection in 2021, Trump remains highly popular within the Republican Party. Known as the “most pro-life president,” Trump’s nominations of conservative judges led to the reversal of Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion case. He has also implemented sweeping criminal justice reforms.
Trump, however, currently faces criminal charges, including falsifying business records and attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, officially launched his presidential campaign on May 24. He aims to bring the conservative policies he implemented in Florida to the national stage. DeSantis has been involved in controversial bills such as the “Don’t Say Gay” law, which bans LGBTQ instruction in Florida public schools, and the abortion ban after six weeks of pregnancy.
Nikki Haley, the former United Nations ambassador and South Carolina governor, became the first major GOP challenger to Trump. She started her campaign on February 15, emphasizing the need for “generational change.” As the only woman in the GOP field, Haley aims to bring diversity to the party.
Vivek Ramaswamy, a wealthy biotech entrepreneur and author, launched his presidential campaign on February 21. Known for his criticism of the environmental, social, and corporate governance movement, he has self-funded his campaign so far.
Chris Christie, the former two-term New Jersey governor, announced his presidential campaign on June 6. He is unafraid to challenge Trump, calling him a “lonely, self-consumed, self-serving mirror hog.” Christie believes he is the one who can defeat Trump in the race.
Mike Huckabee, the former two-term Arkansas governor, launched his presidential campaign on April 26. He aims to “bring out the best of America” and reform federal law enforcement agencies. Huckabee has called for Trump to drop out of the race, prioritizing the importance of the office over an individual.
Doug Burgum, the two-term North Dakota governor, announced his candidacy on June 7. He is a former computer software entrepreneur and positions himself as a commonsense, rural-state conservative with experience in energy policy.
Joe Biden, the current president, formally announced his reelection campaign on April 25. Despite concerns about his age, Biden plans to run on his record, which includes combating the COVID-19 pandemic and passing significant legislation such as the bipartisan infrastructure package and climate measures.
Dean Phillips, a Minnesota congressman, is the first elected Democrat to challenge Biden for the nomination. He believes the Democratic Party needs younger voices to prevent another Trump victory. Phillips comes from a wealthy background and has experience in the distilling and gelato industries.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a bestselling author and environmental lawyer, initially launched a bid to challenge Biden for the Democratic nomination. However, he later announced an independent run. Kennedy is known for his anti-vaccine stance and has been linked to far-right figures.
Jill Stein, an environmental activist, is running as a Green Party candidate. She previously ran for president in 2016 and aims to provide an alternative choice outside of the two-party system.
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