2024 Presidential Primary Candidates

     
As projected by conventional wisdom in the latter part of 2023 early 2024 a rematch between Joe Biden and Donald J. Trump in November seems inevitable, much can happen in the months leading up to the conventions.  On the Democratic side, President Biden drew only several longshot challengers, but faces questions about his age.  On the Republican side, former President Trump has resoundingly cleared a field of challengers, but faces multiple indictments.  The Republican National Convention is scheduled for July 15-18, 2024 and the Democratic National Convention a month later from Aug. 19-22.  Thus far, largely unknown candidates are competing for third party nominations.  Notable independent candidates are attorney and environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and professor and progressive activist Cornel West.  Also possibly in the mix, the group No Labels has been laying the groundwork toward running a third-party unity ticket, but has had trouble finding candidates.  All told, several hundred candidates have filed with the FEC to run for president, most of whom are candidates-in-name-only, having raised no money and done no campaigning.

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REPUBLICANS


Chris Christie:
see super PAC
below
     
      


      

 

 

 

     
   

       

     
    



          
   


           













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DEMOCRATS
              





   

Joe Biden

Cenk Uygur

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INDEPENDENTS


                        



                           








*initially Democrat, switched to Independent 10/9/23


 *initially Green, switched to Independent 10/05/23



LIBERTARIANS
               


                    












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GREENS
Jill Stein



INTEREST GROUPS AND OTHERS
   


 
Notes:
The field takes shape...
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Major party candidate announcement speeches and [videos]...

Nov.      
2022 
Dec.           
Jan.
2023
Feb.
Mar.                             
Apr.                 
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.       
Rep.
15-Trump


15-Haley

26-Hutchinson
22-Scott
24-[DeSantis]

6-Christie
7-Burgum
7-Pence
22-[Hurd]




Dem.




24-Williamson
19-Kennedy*
25-[Biden]





11-Uygur
27-Phillips
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5-[West]*



9-Kennedy
*Dates of formal announcements; does not show dates of establishment of exploratory committees or campaign committees.


*Shifted to Independent
G-Cornel West - Oct. 5, 2023
D-Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. - Oct. 9, 2023


The field thins...
Major GOP challengers to Trump included nine current or former statewide elected officials, as well as a number of outsiders; eight of these withdrew before the first votes were cast.  Dates when candidates withdrew/suspended their campaigns:

Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan.                 
Feb.       
Rep.
29-Suarez

9-Hurd
20-Johnson
27-Elder
28-Pence
12-Scott
4-Burgum
10-Christie
15-Ramaswamy
16-Hutchinson

Dem.






7-Williamson
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