Will we see a repeat of 2016 in 2024?
If President Trump remains the front-runner, the Republican field will need to rally around an alternative to far earlier than what happened in 2016.
The Republican presidential field for 2024 is getting crowded.
So far, the field consists of:
Former President Donald Trump
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
Former Vice President Mike Pence
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley
U.S. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
Ohio investor Vivek Ramaswamy
Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson
Michigan businessman Perry Johnson
North Dakota Governor Doug Bergum
Dallas businessman Ryan Binkley
Former conservative media personality Larry Elder
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez
So far, 13 declared candidates, six shy of what we saw in 2016, but there still could be a candidate (or two) enter the race. It would be a big mistake to jump in the race any later than June as it puts candidates at a tremendous fundraising and staffing disadvantage. That never seems to stop some candidates who think they can be the ones to overcome that disadvantage. They won't.
President Trump, in a press release on Wednesday announcing a $ 6.6 million fundraising haul since his indictment, claimed he had an insurmountable lead with national and statewide polling.
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