Produced by Aimee Keane. Footage by Reuters & Getty. Additional footage from carlyforamerica.com, bobbyjindal.com, mikehuckabee.com & tedcruz.org.
LINDSEY GRAHAM: I'm Lindsey Graham, and I'm running for President of the United States.
MEGAN MURPHY: The field competing for the Republican Party's nomination for President is set to be one of the most crowded in decades, with top-tier candidates such as Jeb Bush, the former Florida Governor.
JEB BUSH: And I've decided I'm a candidate for President of the United States of America.
MEGAN MURPHY: And Florida Senator Marco Rubio competing against a wide range of contenders. From business executives like Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina.
CARLY FIORINA: I'm Carly Fiorina, and I'm running for President.
MEGAN MURPHY: To retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. And everyone's had a different style of breaking onto the national stage from at-times incoherent ramblings of Mr. Trump.
DONALD TRUMP: I'll bring back our jobs, and I'll bring back our money.
MEGAN MURPHY: To Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's Facebook video breaking the news to his young family.
BOBBY JINDAL: Mommy and daddy have been thinking and talking a lot about this, and we have decided we are going to be running for President.
MEGAN MURPHY: Chris Christie vowed to bring his brash, plain-spoken style to Washington should he win the nomination.
CHRIS CHRISTIE: And I love each and every one of you. Thank you very much.
MEGAN MURPHY: One thing's certain. It's going to be a battle to watch.
SPEAKER: I am.
SPEAKER: For the Presidency.
SPEAKER: Of the United States.
SPEAKER: I hope I can earn your support.
MEGAN MURPHY: This is Megan Murphy, Washington Bureau Chief.