The GOP primary for the 2024 presidential election is overshadowed by criminal charges against former President Trump, but he remains popular with his base.

Trump has spent over $59.2 million of campaign funds on legal bills.

Other Republican candidates include Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, Mike Pence, Chris Christie, Asa Hutchinson, Tim Scott, and lesser-known contenders.

DeSantis, despite his successful tenure as Florida governor, faces challenges in distinguishing himself from Trump.

Haley presents herself as a younger, more moderate candidate with foreign policy experience.

Vivek Ramaswamy focuses on culture wars and combating the "woke left."

Pence, once Trump's ally, criticizes Trump's post-election actions and emphasizes conservative values.

Chris Christie has become a vocal Trump critic but struggles to gain traction.

Asa Hutchinson, a former federal prosecutor, calls for Trump to withdraw but acknowledges his persistence.

Several lesser-known candidates, including Doug Burgum, Larry Elder, Perry Johnson, and Ryan Binkley, face uphill battles for the nomination.