We’ve cast our votes for 2020. Now, it’s time to look to the future and it’s exciting to theorize about the next presidential election in 2024. Here are 14 Republicans who may run in the next presidential election cycle.

Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley is the former ambassador to the United Nations, 116th governor of South Carolina, and a favorite of FFL ladies around the U.S. Haley is pro-life, pro free market, and supports limited government. Haley has worked to lower taxes and increase jobs in South Carolina in the past. Conservatives around the country have called for Haley to run in 2024. I would love to see another “With all due respect, I don’t get confused” moment on the debate stage. 

Dan Crenshaw

You probably already know that Dan Crenshaw is a congressman from Texas and former Navy SEAL. Many Republicans view Crenshaw as the future of the party, so I won’t be surprised if he answers to his supporters’ requests in 2024. There’s already merch available on Amazon for the Crenshaw fans.

Donald Trump

The businessman turned politician has worked for America by lowering taxes, increasing jobs, assisting in peace deals, and more. Pre-pandemic, he had record low unemployment across the U.S., something that Americans are hopeful for in the future. President Trump has shown his passion for another term in the White House. I expect that he will run again in 2024. 

Ted Cruz

Cruz is currently a Senator from Texas. He is pro-life, pro-2A, and pro-boarder security. He has worked to protect our fundamental liberties, such as freedom of speech. Cruz was the runner up to President Trump back in 2016, and has been vocal about running again.

Candace Owens

Candace Owens has grown a larger following since her response to “Black Lives Matter” earlier this year. She has gained quite the following from young Republicans. The activist has 2.8M Instagram followers and uses her social media presence to speak her mind. Owens is outspoken about how Black women don’t have to be Democrats. Owens is pro-life, supports school choice, and pro-capitalism. 

Marco Rubio

Rubio is another 2016 former candidate who may run in 2024. The Florida Senator has stated that he thinks Trump will win the nomination in 2024, but I won’t be surprised if we see his campaign. Rubio has supported several bills aimed at protecting small businesses, national security, and Veterans. 

Mike Pence

Like many former vice presidents, we won’t be surprised to see VP Pence run in 2024. During the Trump administration, Pence was typically out of the spotlight, but stood by the President. Pence believes in protecting life, religious freedom, and lowering tax. Pence has worked to build the economy and positive foreign relations. Will the VP run in 2024? I can’t wait to find out. 

Tim Scott

Tim Scott is a Senator from South Carolina. Scott is pro-life, pro-small government, and pro-capitalism. He was one of only 8 senators who voted against the coronavirus aid. Scott has called for police reform, and tax reform to bring opportunity to the “everyday family.” Scott holds strong beliefs across the board, and I won’t be surprised to see him run in 2024.

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump is often seen as just another daughter drug into politics by her dad, but I think it’s time to give her credit for everything she has done. I won’t be surprised to see any of the Trump siblings run for office or work for the government in some capacity. Ivanka has served as her dad’s advisor and focuses on empowering women in education and the economy. She was once seen as moderate, but now she seems to hold the same Republican views as the President. Will Ivanka be the next Trump in the White House? 

Ron DeSantis

DeSantis is the governor of Florida who has worked to open the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, provide resources to small businesses, and provide resources to Veterans. DeSantis is very pro-Israel. He also wants to stop common core, cease illegal immigration, and work to clean our waters. Like most of the GOP, DeSantis is also pro-life. Will the Florida governor run in 2024? Only time will tell.

Tucker Carlson

Yes, there has been a lot of buzz of this Fox News host throwing his hat into the ring in 2024. His show Tucker Carlson Tonight is the highest rated program in United States history. He has been vocal about culture and political issues in his monologues. Will he leave his anchor post for the Oval Office? Stay tuned.

Donald Trump Jr. 

With the Trump family being so ambitious, it is no surprise that we might see another Trump running for President in the future. Donald Trump Jr. has proved to be a prolific fundraiser for the Republican party as well as a popular figure in Trump’s base. Will that be enough to inspire him to run for President?

Kristi Noem

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem made national news when she took a stand against the left wanting to remove Mount Rushmore. She also fought back hard against COVID lockdowns and mask mandates, making South Dakota one of the only states who didn’t put those measures in place. Because of that, South Dakota’s economy is thriving and Kristi Noem is getting attention from conservatives across the country.

Josh Hawley

The Senator popped onto the national scene in 2018 when he was elected to the United States Senate after being the Attorney General for Missouri. During his first year as Senator, he drafted over 20 bills and resolutions and regularly takes a stand against tech companies and social media bias. Many on the right think he might be Trump 2.0. Only time will tell.

I believe the next election cycle will have the most diverse Republican candidates yet, and I cannot wait to see who will run in 2024. Conservatives, it’s time to get to work!

Whitney E

Whitney is a senior majoring in communication at Mississippi State University. When she's not preparing for law school, you can find her online shopping or planning a trip to Disney World. She loves Ronald Reagan, traveling, and all things preppy.