A look into the 2024 Presidential Election contenders

In the coming months, possible candidates for the 2024 Presidential election will start announcing their bids for either Republican or Democratic nominations. In 2020, the average date for presidential running bid announcements was March 17, in the next few months more possible contenders should announce their bid.
Presently, there are two announced candidates: former Republican President Donald Trump and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R- SC. Haley previously served under the Trump administration as the ambassador to the United Nations. She left the administration in 2018 after voluntarily stepping down from her position.
Trump announced his bid for the Republican nomination on Nov. 15 from his estate in Palm Beach, Fla. “This comeback starts right now, after losing to incumbent President Joseph Biden in the 2020 election,” he said.
Trump is facing many legal investigations regarding the Jan. 6 insurrection and the classified documents found in his personal property. Announcing his run for president in Nov. will fend off potential primary rivals and give him an early advantage with deep-pocketed donors, as reported by CNN.
Haley announced her run for the Republican nomination on Feb. 14. She is the first competitor against Trump and would be the first woman and first Asian American republican nominee.
Haley has a lot of foreign policy experience, giving her a step up from other potential nominees. She said she wants to help the country break free from its path of “doubt, division, and self-destruction” and “fading patriotism and weakening power.”
President Joseph Biden has not officially announced that he is running, but has said, “it’s my intention,” to run for a second term. He would be the oldest president to seek a second term and according to an ABC poll, 58% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning Independents would prefer a different nominee for the 2024 election.
The majority of possible candidates have not announced if they are running, but there are some to keep a look out for as election season is approaching.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) could be a competitor for the nomination. He just won re-election for his current role and has built up his status. Some notable things he has done while serving in Florida are opposing coronavirus restrictions, pushing to restrict school discussions of race, sexuality and gender and denouncing “wokeness.”
Another possible candidate is former Vice President Mike Pence. He said “in the months ahead,” he will decide if he will run in the 2024 election. He previously served under Trump and has condemned Trump’s actions regarding the Jan. 6 insurrection. Traveling to key primary states, Pence is advocating for abortion restrictions and is meeting with Christian conservative leaders.
Former Secretary of State under the Trump administration, Republican Mike Pompeo, said “in the next handful of months,” he will decide if he is running. Pompeo is also a former director of the CIA and ex-member of the House of Representatives from Kansas.
Some more potential candidates include Republican governors Chris Christie (R-N.J.), Larry Hogan (R-MD), Asa Hutchinson (R- Ark.), Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), Chris Sununu (R-N.H.) and Glenn Youngkin (R-Va.). So far, no Democrats have made efforts to run against incumbent President Biden.
It is still early in election season, but in the Spring of 2023, more bids should be announced for the 2024 Presidential election.