2024 presidential race

CNN to host GOP presidential debates ahead of Iowa caucuses, New Hampshire primary

BY: - December 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — Republicans hoping to become their party’s presidential nominee will have two more chances to debate next month, following an announcement Thursday that CNN will host one debate in Iowa and another in New Hampshire. The first debate is scheduled for Jan. 10 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and the second debate […]

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, accompanied by his wife Susan, speaks to reporters and friends and supporters at the state Capitol on Nov. 10, 2023, after filing papers with the Secretary of State to run for president in Arkansas.(John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson qualifies for 2024 state presidential primary

BY: - November 10, 2023

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, flanked by family members as well as former staffers and cabinet members, filed as a Republican candidate for president in Arkansas Friday morning. Hutchinson was all smiles, calling it a “historic moment” when he joined the likes of Bill Clinton and Mike Huckabee as former Arkansas governors to run for […]

Manchin will not seek reelection to U.S. Senate in 2024, will hit road to ‘unite the middle’

BY: - November 9, 2023

Flanked by two bald eagle statues and several American flags, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced Thursday that he will not seek reelection to the U.S. Senate. Instead, he said in the pre-recorded video, he will be touring the country in an effort to “unite the middle.” “I believe in my heart of hearts that I’ve […]

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders to endorse Trump in GOP presidential primary

BY: - November 6, 2023

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday night that she will endorse Donald Trump for president.  She plans to appear alongside the former president at a rally in Hialeah, Florida Wednesday evening. About 15 miles away, the other Republican presidential candidates will be participating in a third debate, which Trump plans to again skip.  “It’s not […]

Arkansas 2024 candidate filing period opens Monday for state, federal offices

BY: - November 6, 2023

The 2024 election cycle officially begins in Arkansas on Monday with the week-long candidate filing period. Secretary of State John Thurston plans to open the state Capitol rotunda to candidates at noon Monday.  Pomp and circumstance usually rules the first half hour, and some candidates race to be the first filers of the year. In […]

Former Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s annual fall banquet in Des Moines Sept. 16, 2023. (Robin Opsahl/Iowa Capital Dispatch)

Former Vice President Mike Pence ends 2024 presidential bid

BY: - October 28, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence dropped out of the 2024 presidential race Saturday. “It’s become clear to me, this is not my time,” Pence said at the Republican Jewish Coalition Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pence launched his presidential bid in June at an Iowa event where he was criticizing his former running mate former […]

GOP presidential hopefuls tear into each other and absent Trump at second debate

BY: and - September 28, 2023

The candidates polling from second to eighth in the race for the Republican nomination for president largely agreed on policy, fought over their records and took aim at former President Donald Trump at their second debate of the year Wednesday night. Trump, who leads polls of the race by substantial margins, skipped the event at […]

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Former Arkansas governor promises to continue campaign after missing GOP debate

BY: - September 26, 2023

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he will continue his bid for president, despite failing to qualify for the second Republican presidential debate on Wednesday.  In a statement issued Monday evening, Hutchinson said he will keep campaigning with events across the country in the coming weeks. This includes a press conference in Detroit on Wednesday […]

Michigan Secretary of State raises questions about Trump being barred from the 2024 ballot

BY: - September 7, 2023

“What is a rebellion?” Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson asked in an interview on CNN this week when asked her thoughts on the possibility of former President Donald Trump being kept off the presidential ballot in 2024. Election officials and courts across the country will have to ask themselves over the next several months […]

Presidential candidate Mike Pence — previously the vice president and an Indiana governor — talks states rights at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ summit in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023. (Leslie Bonilla Muñiz/Indiana Capital Chronicle)

Pence defends Georgia election after Trump indictment, announces states’ rights plan

BY: - August 16, 2023

This story has been updated to correct the name of the author. Former Vice President Mike Pence defended Georgia’s elections in a speech Wednesday morning — days after former president Donald Trump was indicted in that state — even as he denounced what he framed as politically motivated attacks on his former boss. “Despite what […]

Despite poor polling numbers, Kamala Harris viewed as key for Democrats in 2024

BY: - July 17, 2023

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris’ poll numbers have stagnated at a lower level than many of her predecessors’ ratings, a daunting problem for a running mate as the 2024 presidential campaign gets underway. Professors and political experts interviewed by States Newsroom say there are several reasons why Harris’ favorability numbers sagged after she took […]

‘This is not a normal court,’ says Biden as GOP opponents praise affirmative action ruling

BY: - June 29, 2023

WASHINGTON — Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively scrambles the role affirmative action plays in the college admissions process cannot let the country slide “backwards,” President Joe Biden said just hours after the majority justices released their opinion. Meanwhile, Republicans seeking to challenge him in 2024 praised the decision. Issues of race and higher […]