Campaign Status Archive

This page is an archive for the Campaign Status page for the 2012 Republican presidential primary.

Officially Running

The following candidates have made official declarations that they are running for president:

Ron Paul
Mitt Romney

Exploratory Committee

The following candidates have formed presidential exploratory committees, a major step toward running for president, but have not officially declared:


Potentially Running

It has been speculated that the following candidates may run for president, but they have not taken any official steps toward doing so:


Officially Withdrawn

The following candidates either officially entered the race or formed presidential exploratory committees, but have since withdrawn from the race:

Michele Bachmann
Herman Cain
Newt Gingrich
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Tim Pawlenty
Rick Perry
Rick Santorum

Declined to Run

The following candidates have made official, convincing declarations that they will not run for president:

Haley Barbour
Chris Christie
Mitch Daniels
Mike Huckabee
Sarah Palin
Donald Trump