The politics of the US has been a matter of discussion and talks not only for US citizens but for people and countries around the world. US politics plays a major role in shaping the politics of the world. With th Presidential elections due in 2024, a major question that arises in the minds of the people is who will run for President in 2024?
While the exact names will come forth around six months before the final election date, people around the world have started making some speculations based on varied data and inputs. Today, we will discuss the people who have a higher possibility of contesting the US presidential elections in 2024.
Potential Candidates for the 2024 Presidential Race
The perfect candidate for elections is selected by each party after a lot of consideration. However, there also can be candidates who run individually. According to our estimates and speculations, below are the candidates who will run for President in 2024.
As we all know, Joe Biden is currently the President of the United States. He is 80 years old and is a member of the Democratic party. When he was elected President for the first time in 2021, he expressed his dream of being re-elected as President. Two months after his inauguration, he expressed that he would want to join the presidential race in 2024 as well, with Kamala Harris as his Vice President once again.
Biden is one of the most esteemed senators who has been a part of the senate since 1973. He is a Democrat known for speaking his heart out on exclusive matters such as same-sex marriage, student tax credits, carbon emissions, and much more. He is the oldest President in the history of the US and won after defeating Donald Trump in the 2021 elections.
Joe Biden has done commendable work on multiple campaigns, such as Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, Violent Crime Control Act, Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Overturning Citizens United, etc. Thus, the followers who are impressed by his work can surely work hard to bring him back for a second tenure at the office!
The controversial nature of Donal Trump makes us believe that he would want to be a part of the presidential race once again in 2024. He is 76 years old and is a part of the Republican party.
He has been impeached twice and has often been surrounded by grave controversies, including the “MeToo” that shook the nation’s esteemed personalities. In fact, after he lost the election, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capital in protest against the election results.
After Trump’s lost the elections, even his own party members and former staffers came forward with allegations that shook the world. He still has a plethora of criminal investigations going on against him.
Despite all this, he is very active on social media and other platforms from where he keeps his political activities ongoing. His campaigning has been on since he lost the previous elections, and it is anticipated that he will bounce back with great force. He even declared his candidacy for the 2024 presidential elections formally on November 15, 2022.
Pete can become the youngest to run for President in 2024. He is 40 years old and has entered the limelight of US politics not until recently. He is the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and is a member of the Democratic Party.
In 2020, he announced his plans to run in the presidential race. However, he came in the fifth position in the primaries, and thus he dropped out of the race to support Joe Biden. Currently, he is working as the Secretary of Transportation under the Biden administration.
However, political strategists are considering him to be an apt and suitable replacement for current President Biden in the 2024 elections.
Pete Buttigieg is a proud Christian and is openly gay. He is a former naval officer who has served in Afghanistan for the military. His knowledge of eight languages and his experience in running high-profile campaigns add to his skills and expertise.
Stacey is one of the most popular women leaders in the US who has attained commendable success at the age of 49. She is a Democrat and has been featured in People’s 2021 Women Changing the World. In 2022, she ran for Georgia governorship for the second time but was unfortunately defeated.
She has hinted at her interest in running for the presidential elections at some point in her life. However, she has not openly talked about the presidential elections of 2024 yet. However, if the democrats wish to bring forth a powerful woman as their representative in 2024, Stacey Abrams is probably the first on the list.
Currently, the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, is known for climbing up the stairs of power very quickly. Also, the trend of VPs becoming Presidents is not unknown to US politics. She is 58 years old and a member of the Democratic Party.
She can run for President in 2024 if she is backed by fellow democrats, who are unhappy with Biden’s performance.
Ted went to great lengths to brand himself as the leader of the Republicans after Trump was defeated in the presidential elections of 2021. He is a 51-year-old republican who was in the second position in the list of republican primaries for the presidential race in 2016. Ted is a right-wing leader famous for sparking controversies and losing battles against public opinion.
He has the unrivaled support of the extremist base, which can help him become a potential candidate. He is the former solicitor general of Texas and is a good candidate if the republican party is searching for a fresher face. While he has not announced anything officially, he has hinted that he would do it in a heartbeat n number of times!
Liz Cheney is the daughter of Dick Cheney– former US Vice President. She is a 56-year-old Republican who has been representing Wyoming since 2017 in the House of Representatives. She is famous for voicing her priorities and reasons, especially during polarized times.
She was also one of the Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching Donald Trump. Consequently, the Republicans voted to remove her from the post of chairman of the Party’s Caucus House. Also, she was stripped of the title of third-ranking Republican representative.
Her values and stands have made her famous amongst the public. While she has not made any revelations regarding her plans to run for President in 2024, she has often been seen entertaining the idea. She also said in an interview that she would not let a former president hinder democracy in the state, whatever it takes!
Recently in 2022, Nikki stated that she is ready to run for President in 2024 if she can. She is a Republican and is currently 50 years old. Nikki Haley is another powerful woman in the US who is a former governor of South Carolina and US ambassador to the UN.
She also said that if she runs, she will give in her 1000 percent and will win, as she has never lost a race. Also, she stated that she would reveal her views on the same in early 2023. Since the nomination of Trump as the Republic candidate, Nikki has been his supporter and his friend and has been in essential positions under his regime.
However, she also said that if Trump runs for President again, she will support him unconditionally. Therefore, making speculations about her entry will be difficult, and thus we need to wait for the official announcement.
Politics is known for twists and turns, and we never know who turns out to be the first choice of the parties to run for President in 2024. However, some statements and speculations by the political leaders make us believe that they can be seen in the presidential race.
Till now, only Donald Trump has announced his candidacy. For a robust confirmation, we will need to wait for the official announcements to finalize the list of the candidates who will run for President in 2024.