2024 contest comes into view with hurdles for both parties


              FILE - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the annual leadership meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Nov. 19, 2022, in Las Vegas. At the moment, former President Donald Trump is the only announced candidate in the Republican primary. But a handful of candidates are expected to join by the end of March, while some higher-profile contenders — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, among them — believe they can wait until late spring or even early summer to make their intentions known. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
            
              FILE - Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a rail union workers rally outside of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Sanders, who did not rule out another presidential bid of his own, said Democrats are also at a “pivotal moment,” facing cracks in their delicate political coalition among young people, African Americans, Latinos and working-class voters. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
            
              FILE - Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel arrives on stage before House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks at an event on Nov. 9, 2022, in Washington. McDaniel acknowledged, in an interview, that her party’s greatest political challenge ahead may come from within as party leaders navigate Trump’s outsized role. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
            
              FILE - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., center, is joined by his team following the Senate Democratic Caucus leadership election, at the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 8, 2022. From left are, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who will be vice chairs of the Senate Democratic Conference, Sen. Schumer who will remain as Senate Democratic leader and chair of the Democratic Conference, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., will continue in that role, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who will chair the Senate Democratic Steering Committee, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who will be the Outreach chair. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
            
              FILE - Former President Donald Trump arrives for a New Year's Eve party at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla., Dec. 31, 2022. Republicans face contentious leadership battles inside their new House majority and at the Republican National Committee. But Trump will be central in virtually every conversation as the GOP enters what will likely be a nasty and crowded presidential primary that begins in earnest this spring. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
            
              FILE - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks to the chamber for final votes as the House wraps up its work for the week, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. Republicans face contentious leadership battles inside their new House majority and at the Republican National Committee. But former President Donald Trump will be central in virtually every conversation as the GOP enters what will likely be a nasty and crowded presidential primary that begins in earnest this spring. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
            
              FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about his administration's efforts to tackle inflation, Dec. 13, 2022, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Republicans and Democrats are being forced to confront critical questions about the people and policies they want to represent them as the next election season roars into view. For Democrats, much depends upon Biden and whether the president will follow through on his plan to seek reelection. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
            
              FILE - Sunrise at the U.S. Capitol, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans and Democrats are being forced to confront critical questions about the people and policies they want to represent them as the next election season roars into view. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
2024 contest comes into view with hurdles for both parties