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Here are the Republicans running for president — or seen as potential 2024 candidates

By Victor Reklaitis

President Biden makes comment last week about 'looking for a back-to-back'

The contest to become the Republican Party's 2024 presidential nominee is heating up, with Nikki Haley, a former U.S. ambassador to the UN, and long-shot candidate Vivek Ramaswamy each announcing their runs last month.

Another notable move is the rolloutof a book by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, in which he argues that his approach to managing his state can provide a model for the rest of the country.

And former President Donald Trump headlined the latest Conservative Political Action Conference, after announcing back in November that he's running again. His remarks came after Haley and Ramaswamy gave their own CPAC speeches.

So who are all the GOP politicians in the mix for 2024?

Below is MarketWatch's list of the potential Republican presidential contenders and the status of their candidacies.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden appears poised to announce this spring that he'll seek re-election in 2024. Democrats seem to be closing ranks behind Biden, although author and activist Marianne Williamson said she's seeking the party's nomination again.

Biden made a joke last week about re-election at a White House event at which he presented medals to authors, singers and other honorees. He noted that novelist Colson Whitehead had won back-to-back Pulitzer Prizes.

"I'm kind of looking for a back-to-back myself," the president said.

Related:Biden criticizes DeSantis over his Medicaid stance while in Florida

And see:5 things to know about Nikki Haley, the Republican candidate challenging Trump in 2024

Plus: Ron DeSantis skips CPAC, says Republicans act like 'potted plants' when facing 'woke ideology'

Name             Title                                                                   Reports or statements on candidacy 
Greg Abbott      Texas governor                                                          Abbott strategist said governor "will take a look at the situation" after state's legislative session ends in late May 
John Bolton      Former national security adviser, former ambassador to UN               He has said he may run for president in 2024 
Liz Cheney       Former Wyo. congresswoman                                               She has said she hasn't made a decision about a 2024 run 
Chris Christie   Former N.J. governor                                                    He said in late March that he'll make decision on run in next 60 days 
Ted Cruz         U.S. senator for Texas                                                  He said he won't seek the GOP presidential nomination, instead aiming for re-election in Senate 
Aaron Day        Known in part for running against former N.H. GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte     He announced his candidacy in February 
Ron DeSantis     Florida governor                                                        He hasn't made a formal announcement, but his team has rolled out a book and talked to prospective campaign staff 
Nikki Haley      Former ambassador to UN, former S.C. governor                           She announced her run in February 
Larry Hogan      Former Md. governor                                                     He said he won't run 
Asa Hutchinson   Former Ark. governor                                                    He has said he plans to make a decision in April 
Perry Johnson    Businessman and former Mich. gubernatorial candidate                    He announced his candidacy in early March 
Brian Kemp       Ga. governor                                                            He hasn't ruled out running, but has said he's "not focused on 2024" 
Steve Laffey     Former Cranston, R.I., mayor                                            He announced his candidacy in February 
Kristi Noem      S.D. governor                                                           She has said she hasn't ruled out a presidential run 
Mike Pence       Former vice president                                                   He has beefed up his staff but said he doesn't feel any rush to make an announcement 
Mike Pompeo      Former secretary of state                                               He has said he's still deciding whether to run 
Vivek Ramaswamy  Entrepreneur and author known for criticizing ESG investing, "wokeism"  He announced his candidacy in February 
Kim Reynolds     Iowa governor                                                           A former RNC chair has said she should be considered for 2024 
Mike Rogers      Former Mich. congressman                                                He suggested an announcement on a run may come in "late spring, early summer" 
Tim Scott        U.S. senator for S.C.                                                   He has delivered speeches in Iowa, a key primary state 
Francis Suarez   Mayor of Miami, Fla.                                                    He has said he's considering a run 
Chris Sununu     N.H. governor                                                           He has said he's considering a run 
Donald Trump     Former president                                                        He announced in November that he's running 
Glenn Youngkin   Va. governor                                                            He hasn't ruled out running, but said he's focused on Virginia 

-Victor Reklaitis

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