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Former President Trump First Presidential Candidate to Make DC Republican Party Presidential Primary Ballot


Former President Trump First Presidential Candidate to Make DC Republican Presidential Primary Ballot

Washington, DC – (October 6, 2023) On Friday, October 6, 2023, former President Donald J. Trump became the first Republican candidate for President of the United States to qualify for the ballot at the March 1-3, 2024, District of Columbia Republican state party primary. The DC Republican Party issued the following statement on former President Trump’s early entry into the race:

DC Republican Party Chairman Patrick Mara noted, “We are excited to welcome former President Trump as the first Republican Presidential Candidate to make the ballot in the District of Columbia. Empirically, DC Republican voters have never before been more relevant in choosing a nominee for President. Congratulations to President Trump and his campaign for being the first to make the ballot in DC. It will be a highly consequential Primary as we are holding it the weekend after the early states and immediately before Super Tuesday.”

The District of Columbia Republican Party Presidential Primary will be held on Friday, March 1, Saturday, March 2, 2024, and Sunday, March 3, 2024, at locations and times yet to be announced in Washington, DC. During the pre-Super Tuesday DC Primary, Presidential candidates will compete for 19 proportionately allocated Delegates and 16 Alternate Delegates to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Delegates from across the country will convene to select the Republican nominee for President of the United States. National Republican Party rules necessitated that the DC GOP move the primary from the District-scheduled primary on June 4th to the earlier dates in March. With the filing deadline set at December 1, it is anticipated up to a dozen Republicans could make the Presidential Primary ballot in DC.

For further information, please contact Nicole M. McClure, Executive Director of the DC Republican Committee, at

The DC Republican Committee is composed of registered Republicans living throughout the District of Columbia in all eight wards nominated and elected to serve as members.


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