2024 Presidential Election Candidates So Far

The 2024 US presidential election is scheduled for November 5th, 2024. Candidates for the election are starting to emerge. This article will provide a review of the official candidates as of now and some of their campaign strategies. As most of the seniors are 18 and even some of the rising seniors will turn 18 before the election date, this election will be the first big election for many first-time voters. It is important to remain informed during this time in order to fully grasp the initiatives and motives behind each person’s campaign.

Democrat Candidates:

Joe Biden:

Ok so the big news that came out this week is that Biden announced that he will in fact be running for reelection. This did not come as a surprise to most due to America’s history with incumbent presidents. In his official announcement Biden states “When I ran for president four years ago, I said we are in a battle for the soul of America. And we still are”. He hopes to continue the work he has accomplished. His bid for presidency has officially positioned himself as one of the most competitive Democrat candidates for this upcoming election. Additionally, there have been concerns over Biden’s age and low approval ratings.



Marianne Williamson:

Williamson was the first Democrat to officially declare her candidacy back in late February. Williamson is a best-selling author and spiritual mentor. She ran for the presidency back in 2020 but dropped out due to the highly contested field. As of right now, she poses the biggest threat to Biden for the Democrat nomination.┬áSimilar to Trump, Williamson has never held any political or military background; she is attempting to challenge the status quo for the presidency. Her platform is strongly based on anti-corporate populism. She hopes to address socioeconomic disparities within this country by challenging “corporate tyranny”.



Robert F. Kennedy Jr.:

Best known for his anti-vaccine stance and family legacy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. just recently announced his bid for the presidency. He is a best-selling author and environmental lawyer. Due to his strong anti-vaccine opinions and initiatives and his candidate competition, he is an unlikely candidate for the Democrat Nomination.




Republican Candidates:

Donald Trump:

Trump announced his bid for presidency early on (last November) in comparison to other candidates. The controversial former president does have committed following but his legal trials do pose a threat to his campaign. Although, he is still a very competitive candidate for the Republican nomination. His biggest threat may be Ron DeSantis, the Flordia governor, but he has not officially thrown in his bid for the presidency. We may see a repeat of history with a high-stakes election between Trump and Biden.



Nikki Haley:

Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and US Ambassador to the United Nations announced her campaign in mid-Febuary. At 51, she is the youngest presidential candidate so far. She declared that “it’s time for a new generation of leadership” in Washington. She is facing some backlash from Republican Trump supporters as being a “career politician”. Her campaign video has a strong feature towards her SC roots and administration as governor. She hopes to gain the popular vote for Republicans, strengthen the border, and provide pushback against her Liberal opposition.



Other Republican Candidates:

Vivek Ramaswamy


Larry Elder


Asa Hutchinson