The top 10 Republican presidential candidates for 2024, ranked

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The front-runner for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination is Donald Trump. But he may no longer be the most likely nominee.

For as long as we’ve been doing our quarterly rankings of the Republicans most likely to be the party’s nominee in 2024, No. 1 has been an easy pick. Trump still commands extensive loyalty in the GOP, as evidenced by Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-Wyo.) historically large primary defeat.

But commanding that loyalty and being the guy at the top of Republicans’ ballots for the third straight election aren’t quite the same thing. And for the first time, we’re giving the slight edge — and the top of our list — to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The reasons for this might not be what you think.

The search of Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago last week was momentous. Exactly how it breaks politically, though, we don’t yet know.

There is some indication this development might actually have rallied the GOP to Trump, at least temporarily. The…

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This article was written by Aaron Blake and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com