Chicago to host 2024 Democratic National Convention, Fox News will host first Republican primary debate

As of April 14, 2023, six noteworthy candidates are running in the 2024 presidential election, including one Democrat and five Republicans. Additionally, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) announced he had formed a presidential exploratory committee on April 12. 

Below is a summary of each candidate’s campaign activity from April 7 to April 14.

  • Author and 2020 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson (D) spoke at an event hosted by the Yale Political Union on April 11. She is also beginning a campaign tour of New Hampshire today, and will appear across the state through April 17.
  • Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley (R) campaigned in Iowa from April 10 to April 12. She held her first Women for Nikki campaign event in Des Moines on April 12.
  • Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) is campaigning in Iowa today and tomorrow, his first campaign stop in the state since announcing his candidacy on April 2.
  • Entrepreneur and author Vivek Ramaswamy (R) campaigned in New Hampshire on April 13. He’s set to continue campaigning across the state through April 17.
  • Former President Donald Trump (R) will appear today at the National Rifle Association conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rep. Cory Mills (R-Fla.) endorsed Trump on April 10, bringing the total U.S. House endorsements we have tracked for his campaign to 39.
  • Ballotpedia did not identify any campaign activity from former Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton (R).

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Republican National Committee (RNC) also made major announcements about the presidential election this week. On April 11, the DNC announced it will hold the 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced that Fox News will host the first Republican primary debate. The RNC previously announced the debate will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in August 2023.

At this point in the 2020 cycle, 20 noteworthy candidates were running for president. Nineteen were seeking the Democratic nomination, and one (Trump) was seeking the Republican nomination.

Notable stories at the time included Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) announcing his presidential campaign on April 9, 2019, and former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) reaching the fundraising threshold to qualify for the first Democratic primary debate on April 11. Swalwell would later drop out of the race on July 8, 2019. Before Gabbard dropped out of the race on March 10, 2020, she received two pledged delegates from American Samoa where she received 29.3% of the primary vote.

In the 2016 election cycle, four noteworthy candidates had announced their campaigns as of April 14, 2015. There was one Democrat, the eventual 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton (D), and three Republicans, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). At this point in the 2016 cycle, media outlets reported on Clinton hiring Troy Price as her campaign’s Iowa political director on April 8, 2015, and the release of Clinton’s campaign mission statement. Trump, the eventual Republican nominee, also spoke at the National Rifle Association annual conference on April 10, where he said, “If I run, and people are going to be very surprised, and if I win, America will be great again.”

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