Mike Pence, the Former Vice President in the U.S., went to visit New Hampshire last week and drop by in a high-profile early primary state fuels speculation on the potential that he might run in the 2024 presidential run.
Pence Plans in 2024 Presidential Run
Pence made several campaign-style stops while attending a fundraiser for Republican state Senate candidates, at New Hampshire, they met with the local’s political activists and stopped by a local bakery in the area. Pence insists on reinforcing support for Republican candidates running in 2022.
In addition, New Hampshire is the latest early primary state he’s visited as he works to navigate political candidacy after a long period since the time of former President Trump.
Pence released a statement to a CNN reporter in Manchester, N.H., on Wednesday, as he was asked whether he will run against Trump in the presidential run this coming 2024 saying “I can honestly tell you in 2023, together with family we will do what we have always done. we will reflect, pray and determine where we might best serve, and we’ll go where we’re to be called,”.
A 2024 run will likely require Pence to figure out how to address his time towards the Trump administration, first as a loyalist and then as the target of extreme anger by the former president and his backers.
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Meanwhile, Trump is most likely to seek a second term in 2024. Though, the former president has said he will announce a decision on whether he’ll run after the 2022 midterms. Moreover, Trump leaves prospective candidates in limbo, Pence has seemingly positioned himself as a visible conservative messenger in the meantime, giving him a springboard should he run in 2024.
In addition, Pence said he’s spoken with Trump “many times” since the two left offices at the beginning of the year, but speculation about frostiness between the two men has continued, with the former president indication multiple statements chastising Pence for overseeing the certification of electoral votes on Jan. 6.
A Harvard-Harris Poll survey released earlier this week showed Trump leading the field of potential 2024 GOP primary contenders with 67 percent support, while Pence trailed at 9 percent. However, without Trump on the track, Pence gathered 25 percent support, trailing only Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) at 30 percent support.