Four years after a historically large number of candidates ran for president, the field for the 2024 campaign is getting crowded once more, even as it is headlined by the same two aging men who faced off in 2020: US President Joe Biden and former President Donald J. Trump.
More than half a dozen Republicans have already entered the race, and additional candidates may still join them — creating a fractured field that could prevent voters who oppose Mr. Trump from coalescing around a single alternative, just as it did in 2016.
On the Democratic side, Mr. Biden has drawn only a couple of long-shot challengers.
The Run-Up to the 2024 Election
- Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida is planning to announce the start of his 2024 presidential bid in a live audio conversation on Twitter with Elon Musk.
- Seeking to elevate his stock with his Republican base for his presidential candidacy, the Florida governor has signed into law many bills on the far-right wish list.
- DeSantis has begun promoting a new reason for G.O.P. voters to nominate him over Donald Trump, saying he could “fortify” the Supreme Court’s conservative majority during a potential eight years in office.
- The 2022 midterms looked to be a rejection of Trumpism, and yet it appears almost inevitable that the former president will win the Republican nomination in 2024. “The Daily” explains.
- Trump used a raucous town hall meeting broadcast live on CNN to sketch out a provocative vision for what his second term in office would be like.
- Some Democrats fear that the Biden campaign’s early sluggishness shows a lack of urgency ahead of a possible rematch against Trump. The president’s aides say they know what they’re doing.
- Mayor Eric Adams of New York City has loudly blamed the president for an influx of migrants, amplifying concerns many Democrats share but irritating Biden’s aides and weakening his political position.
The G.O.P. Field
- Senator Tim Scott’s bid for the White House — as the sole Black Republican in the Senate — could raise not only his profile, but those of Black conservatives across the country.
- Former Vice President Mike Pence is expected to soon declare a long-shot 2024 campaign against the president under whom he served, pitching himself as a “classical conservative” who would return the G.O.P. to its pre-Trump roots.
[This Article is written by Martin Gonzalez Gomez, Maggie Astor and was published in 'The New York Times']