Candidates running for President of the United States

Information obtained from CBS

Democratic Party

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 10:  In this handout from the White House, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden poses for an official portrait in his West Wing Office at the White House January 10, 2013 in Washigton, DC. (Photo by David Lienemann/The White House via Getty Images)

After months of saying that it’s his “intention” to run for reelection, Mr. Biden made it official on April 25 with the release of a video declaring “let’s finish this job.” “When I ran for president four years ago, I said we are in a battle for the soul of America — and we still […]

Marianne Williamson

Williamson is the first Democrat to officially declare her candidacy, jumping into the race despite indications that the president will seek another term. Her decision to run positions Williamson as the first primary challenger to Mr. Biden, though it’s highly unlikely she’ll win the Democratic nomination.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Democrat Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an anti-vaccine activist and scion of one of the country’s most famous political families, is running for president. He filed a statement of candidacy on Apr. 5 with the Federal Election Commission. The 69-year-old’s campaign to challenge incumbent President Biden for the Democratic nomination is a long shot. 

Republican Party

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Donald Trump

Trump was the first candidate to formally announce a 2024 presidential run, launching his campaign in a November speech from Mar-a-Lago, his South Florida resort. Since then, Trump has spent little time on the campaign trail but ramped up his travel in recent weeks with visits to Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states on the […]

Nikki Haley

Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under Trump, joined the race for the Republican presidential nomination in mid-February, becoming the first challenger to her former boss. 

Vivek Ramaswamy 

Ramaswamy, a former biotech executive, is considered a longshot for the Republican nomination but is so far only the third Republican to jump into the race. At 37 years old and with a net worth of roughly $600 million, Ramaswamy has declared himself an “anti-woke” capitalist and decried corporate investment based on environmental, social and […]

Staff Sgt. Randolph Elder was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a Montford Point Marine, among the first African Americans to enlist in the Marine Corps after it was desegregated in 1941 by President Franklin Roosevelt. His sons, Larry and Kirk Elder, received the nation's highest award to civilians on his behalf. Pictured left to right: Col. Jason Q. Bohm, 5th Marine Regiment commanding officer, Larry Elder, U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California 48th District, Kirk Elder, and Sgt. Maj. Alberto Ruiz, 5th Marine Regiment sergeant major.

Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder was a gubernatorial candidate during California’s 2021 recall effort. The recall effort failed and Gov. Gavin Newsom kept his post, but Elder received the most votes — nearly 3.6 million — out of a large field trying to replace Newsom.  Elder announced his bid for president last week on […]

Asa Hutchinson

Hutchinson, the former governor of Arkansas, became the fourth Republican to announce a 2024 presidential bid when he said he was getting in the race on April 2. Hutchinson, 72, served two terms as governor from 2015 to 2023. A former congressman, he was also one of the House impeachment managers for President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial.