Who's running to be U.S. president in 2024?

Here's a look at who has declared their candidacy for their party's nomination in the 2024 U.S. presidential race.

Multiple Democrats and Republicans vying for their party's nomination

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Candidates continue to announce their intentions to run to be their party's nominee in the 2024 U.S. presidential election. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Texan Will Hurd, a U.S. congressman for six years, became the latest Republican on Thursday to officially jump into the 2024 U.S. presidential race. He joins a large list of Republicans seeking to topple presumed frontrunner Donald Trump, as well as a few Democrats who've launched long-shot bids to unseat President Joe Biden.

Here is a list of the declared 2024 hopefuls from both parties.

The Republican Party

Doug Burgum 

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The governor of North Dakota since 2016, Doug Burgum launched his long-shot run for the Republican presidential nomination on June 6. (Dan Koeck)

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum joined the race for the Republican presidential nomination on June 6, making his announcement in the Wall Street Journal. A long-shot candidate known to few outside his home state, Burgum, 66, is a former computer software entrepreneur. In a video previewing his announcement, he portrayed himself as a rural state conservative, experienced in energy policy and far outside of the war of words that's been going on between Trump and DeSantis.

Chris Christie

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, seen here April 20, 2023, entered the race to seek the 2024 Republican presidential nomination June 6. (Charles Krupa/The Associated Press)

The former New Jersey governor formally launched his bid for the Republican nomination for president June 6. Christie has cast himself as the only candidate in the field willing to directly take on Trump. It's Christie's second try for the nomination, after losing to Trump in 2016 and going on to become a close adviser of his before breaking with the former president over his refusal to accept the results of the 2020 election.

Ron DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during an Iowa GOP reception, Saturday, May 13, 2023, at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Nick Rohlman/The Gazette via AP)
Technical issues plagued the launch of the 2024 Republican presidential bid by Ron DeSantis. (Nick Rohlman/The Gazette/The Associated Press)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis launched his presidential campaign bid in a highly anticipated live audio chat with Elon Musk on Twitter. But the event was plagued by technical problems, prompting mockery from his rivals and casting doubt about his viability as a candidate with enough support to defeat Trump, his one-time ally. His campaign said he raised $1 million within an hour of his presidential announcement, and $8.2 million in the 24 hours after his campaign launch.

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Larry Elder

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Larry Elder is making a long-shot bid for the Republican nomination. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

The conservative talk radio host ran unsuccessfully in California's recall election against Gov. Gavin Newsom. Elder, 71, announced his candidacy on Tucker Carlson's now-cancelled show on Fox News, and tweeted, "America is in decline, but this decline is not inevitable. We can enter a new American Golden Age, but we must choose a leader who can bring us there."

Nikki Haley

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Nikki Haley has touted her relative youth and diversity in the race against Trump and U.S. President Joe Biden. (Ryan Collerd/The Associated Press)

A former governor of South Carolina and Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, Haley, 51, has emphasized her relative youth compared with Biden and Trump, as well as her background as the daughter of two Indian immigrants. She has gained a reputation in the Republican Party as a solid conservative who has pitched herself as a stalwart defender of American interests abroad.

Will Hurd

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Former Texas congressman Will Hurd earned a reputation for bipartisanship in Congress and has criticized the Republican focus on so-called culture war issues. (Charlie Neibergall/The Associated Press)

Hurd, 45, was an undercover CIA officer in the Middle East and South Asia before serving three terms in the House until early January 2021. He earned a reputation for bipartisanship and was at times critical of Trump and his presidency,  though he ultimately voted against impeaching him over the Ukraine affair. Hurd, the second Black candidate to enter the Republican race after Tim Scott, has said Republicans need to focus more on kitchen-table issues affecting Americans and less on so-called culture war fights.

Asa Hutchinson 

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Former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson has called on Trump to step aside to deal with his legal cases. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

The former Arkansas governor launched his bid for the White House in April with a call for Trump to step aside to deal with his indictment. Hutchinson, 72, has touted his experience leading the deeply conservative state as proof he can deliver on policies Republican voters care about, citing his record with tax cuts and job creation initiatives as particular sources of pride. Still, his name recognition remains limited outside Arkansas.

Mike Pence 

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Former U.S. vice-president Mike Pence filed papers to declare his candidacy for the Republican presidential nominaiton on June 5. (Rick Bowmer/The Associated Press)

The former U.S. vice-president declared himself a candidate in the 2024 Republican race for the White House on June 5, setting up a fight against his former running mate, Trump, whom he once loyally stood by but refused to back when Trump tried to overturn the results of the 2020 election. A staunch social conservative, Pence has warned against the growing populist tide in the party, and advisers see him as the only traditional, Reagan-style conservative in the race.

Vivek Ramaswamy

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Vivek Ramaswamy is a political outsider who has joined the Republican race. (Reuters)

A former biotechnology investor and executive, Ramaswamy, 37, launched a firm in 2022 to pressure companies to abandon environmental, social and corporate governance initiatives. He announced in February he was running for the Republican nomination. The political outsider remains a long-shot candidate.

Tim Scott

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Sen. Tim Scott formalized his candidacy in May. (Meg Kinnard/The Associated Press)

The only Black Republican U.S. senator declared his candidacy on May 22. Scott, 57, has low name recognition outside his home state of South Carolina, but his optimism and focus on unifying his divided party have helped him draw a contrast with the more aggressive approach by some of his opponents. Scott supporters, however, acknowledge that while his sunny demeanour is a selling point, it may not be enough to defeat the front-runners.

Francis Suarez

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Miami Mayor Francis Suarez speaks during a news conference on June 12. The Cuban American was first elected mayor in 2017 and re-elected four years later. (Wilfredo Lee/The Associated Press)

Suarez, 45, a Cuban American, is in his second term as Miami's mayor and has worked to build his national profile in by lobbying to recruit tech companies to the city, and by appearing at conservative forums and travelling to early Republican primary states. He became the first Hispanic candidate to enter the race and the third Florida-based one. He did not support Trump in the 2020 election and was critical of some of DeSantis's pandemic policies.

Suarez suspended campaign on Aug. 29, 2023.

Donald Trump 

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Donald Trump has been the front-runner in the Republican race since declaring his candidacy last year, despite mounting legal issues. (Charles Krupa/The Associated Press)

Trump announced his election campaign last November, even as he faced criticism from within his party over his support of candidates who performed badly in the 2022 midterms. He has been the front-runner ever since, with a firm grip on his base. The 76-year-old former president even increased his standing in polls after he was indicted in connection with an alleged hush-money payment to a porn star. At the same time, he remains unpopular with much of the U.S. electorate.  

The Democratic Party

Joe Biden

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Joe Biden is already the oldest serving U.S. president. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters )

U.S. President Joe Biden announced he would run again on April 25, four years to the day after he declared his 2020 candidacy. The 80-year-old Democrat, already the oldest U.S. president ever, confirmed his intentions in a video in which he declared it his job to defend American democracy.

Robert Kennedy Jr.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is considered a long shot for the Democratic presidential nomination. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

An anti-vaccine activist, Kennedy, 69, is also making a long-shot bid for the Democratic nomination. He is the son of the late senator Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1968 during his own presidential bid. Kennedy has been banned from YouTube and Instagram for spreading misinformation about vaccines and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marianne Williamson

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Marianne Williamson is making her second run at the Democratic nomination. (Meg Kinnard/The Associated Press)

The best-selling author and self-help guru launched her second, long-shot bid for the White House on March 23. She ran as a Democrat in the 2020 presidential primary but dropped out of the race before any votes had been cast. 

With files from CBC News and The Associated Press