The 2024 Republican presidential primaries are held between January 5th and June 16th 2024. The incumbent president Marco Rubio is ineligible to seek a third term due to term limits to the 22nd ammendment of the US Constitution. His vice-president, Jeb Bush (son of former president George H. W. Bush and brother of former president George W. Bush), runs for president.
- Jeb Bush, vice-president of the United States since 2017, governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007
- Jon Huntsman, governor of Utah from 2005 to 2009, US ambassador in China from 2009 to 2011
- Paul Ryan, 2012 vice-presidential nominee; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin since 1999
- Bob McDonnell, governor of Virginia since 2010
- Rand Paul, senator of Kentucky from 2010
Thanks to President Marco Rubio's popularity and the approval of his presidential performance raised to 70%, Jeb Bush is the clear favorite to win the Republican nomination. His challengers are Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah and former US ambasador in China under Barack Obama, Paul Ryan, representative of Wisconsin and former running mate of Mitt Romney in 2012, Bob McDonnell, governor of Virginia, and Rand Paul, senator of Kentucky. Bush obtains the endorsment of President Rubio, his father George H. W. Bush, his brother George W. Bush and former George H. W. Bush's vice-president Dan Quayle. Specialist of Asia, Jon Huntsman obtains the favor of Asian Americans, but it's not enough to stand a chance against Jeb Bush, popular among Hispanics. With the success of the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City in 2002, under the George W. Bush's presidency, Bush beats Huntsman in his own home state. During the Republican primaries, Bush wins 48 states, 2056 delegates and 65% of the popular vote. Huntsman won only the Maine, Rhode Island and Maryland before dropping out and endorsing Bush. The incumbent Vice-President wins the Republican presidential nomination and chooses Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina, as his running mate.
Jeb Bush: 48 states + DC, 2056 delegates, 65% of the popular vote
Jon Huntsman: 3 states, 200 delegates, 21% of the popular vote
Paul Ryan: 0 state, 20 delegates, 10% of the popular vote
Bob McDonnell: 0 state, 5 delegates, 2% of the popular vote
Rand Paul: 0 state, 5 delegates, 2% of the popular vote