Nine candidates file to appear on Louisiana’s Republican presidential primary ballot

The filing deadline for the Louisiana Republican presidential primary passed on Dec. 15, 2023. Nine candidates filed to appear on the March 23, 2024, ballot. In order to file, candidates had to either pay a $750 filing fee or submit a petition containing 6,000 signatures. 

The following candidates filed:

  • Ryan Binkley
  • Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
  • Former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
  • Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson
  • Vivek Ramaswamy 
  • David Stuckenberg
  • Rachel Swift
  • Former President Donald Trump 

Binkley, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Christie, DeSantis, Haley, Hutchinson, Ramaswamy, Stuckenberg, and Trump have all filed to participate in five or more nominating contests. See the chart below for an overview of the number of candidates who have filed in each Republican presidential primary contest.

The next Republican presidential primary filing deadline will take place on Dec. 20, 2023, in Ohio.

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