|Jan. 99||Feb.||March||April||May||June||July||Aug.||Sept.||Oct.||Nov.||Dec.||Jan. '00||Feb.||Mar.|
|IN||2/15 John Kasich*||3/2 Pat Buchanan||4/14 Dan Quayle||7/1 Orrin Hatch*|
|OUT||7/13 Bob Smith||8/16 Lamar Alexander||9/27 Dan Quayle||10/20
|1/26 Orrin Hatch||2/4 Gary Bauer||3/9 John McCain|
Dates indicate formal announcement of candidacy or exploratory ("*") committee.
Sen. McCain established a presidential exploratory committee on Dec. 30, 1998, declared himself a candidate on April 14, 1999 and formally announced on Sept. 27, 1999.
Alan Keyes formally in___?
Keyes said he was no longer a candidate on July 25, 2000, the same day that Gov. Bush announced his choice of Cheney as his running mate.