As Nikki Haley enters presidential race, here are the potential 2024 Republican contenders


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 in February.

Another notable move is South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott’s decision to deliver speeches recently in Iowa, a key primary state.

And former President Donald Trump also has been visiting primary states, after announcing back in November that he’s running again.

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 in March or April that he’ll run for president again 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.

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



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 hasn’t ruled out a presidential run, but has said he’s focused on the battles in the 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 has said he’s giving “very serious consideration” to a run

Asa Hutchinson

Former Ark. governor

He has said he plans to make a decision in early 2023 

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

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 being governor




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