- Former Vice President Mike Pence is reportedly planning on launching his 2024 presidential campaign next week, setting him up to face off against his old boss, former President Donald Trump, for the Republican nomination.
Pence is likely to launch his campaign on June 7, his birthday, at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, according to multiple news report. Later that day, he is scheduled to speak at a CNN town hall at Grand View University.
- The Georgia Republican Party seemingly hinted at the announcement in an email Wednesday stating that Pence could no longer be a keynote speaker at a June 9 event “because of a televised national town hall at which he will be making an announcement regarding his future plans.”
- Trump ruled out Pence as a potential running mate after their relationship became strained following the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. Pence has teased entering the 2024 race for months.