POTUS Joseph R Biden is running for re-election to finish the job he started and wants to complete the task.
"When I ran for President four years ago, I said we are in a battle for the soul of America — and we still are,"
The Democratic Party was established in 1824 and believes in progressive taxation and higher tax rates for higher income brackets.
The Republican Party was established later in 1854 and says taxes shouldn't be increased for the wealthy.
The candidate field is becoming increasingly crowded with their top dog's increasing criminality.
Former President, 76
The twice impeached indicted and under federal and state investigations has a significant portion of the #MAGA Republican base, but chaos and controversy are his messy trails
Former South Carolina governor, 51
Haley was the first candidate to challenge Trump, but she's unknown among the national GOP voters.
Florida governor, 44
DeSantis is seen as a more disciplined version of Trump, but he's untested as a national candidate and competing against Trump for a similar set of voters.
A young former tech and finance CEO, Ramaswamy has a niche following, but not much of a national profile.
Former Arkansas governor, 72
Hutchinson is a conservative governor from the South who is opposed to Trump, but it isn't clear there's an appetite for Hutchinson's brand of politics when the MAGA base loves Trump.
South Carolina senator, 57
Scott is Black, from a critical early GOP primary state, and a potentially formidable candidate. However, his national profile is lacking, which will take time and money to build.
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Former vice president, 63
Pence’s biggest strength is his appeal to white Christian evangelicals, but his break with Trump made him a bit of a pariah for the MAGA base.
New Hampshire governor, 48
Sununu will try to carve out a moderate, anti-Trump lane, but his socially moderate views are out of step with a large portion of the GOP base.
Virginia governor, 56
Youngkin is wealthy and was able to win in a state that has trended Democratic, but he's not well-known or a dynamic speaker.
South Dakota governor, 51
Noem is well-liked among many conservatives, but she comes from a small state, which has meant lower name identification.
Former Wyoming Congresswoman, 56
Cheney's big potential strength might be her ability to take on Trump on a debate stage, but her intense opposition to him makes it difficult to see how she could gain enough support.
Former national security adviser, 74
Bolton's expertise is in foreign policy — and he's likely eager to take on Trump on the subject. But GOP voters may be turned off, given that he has made enemies in the Republican Party, notably with his former boss.
Former New Jersey governor, 60
He's a former GOP star, but his criticism of Trump is going to be hard to overcome with the base.