WASHINGTON (WABNEWS) — Former U.S. Vice President (2017-2021) Mike Pence this Monday submitted documents to the Federal Election Commission for his appearance in the Republican primary for the 2024 presidential election.
Pence will formally announce his candidacy in a speech in Iowa on Wednesday, which coincides with his 64th birthday, and will attend a CNN-sponsored town hall meeting in Des Moines later that day.RELATED
Huge list of Republicans
Pence thus joins a large group of Republican candidates for the US presidential election, including former President Donald Trump (20217-2021). Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.
They were joined by businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, Ryan Binkley, Perry Johnson and broadcast writer Larry Elder.
Trump currently leads the polls as the leading Republican presidential candidate, with DeSantis, Pence, Haley and Ramaswamy in the lead, according to a weighted average of polls conducted by the website FiveThirtyEight. Continue.
Pence is pledging the four years he served as vice president during Trump’s presidency. He previously served as a member of the House of Representatives from 2001 until 2013, and from 2013 he served as Governor of Indiana in 2017.
Mike Pence, Conservative Beliefs and Support for Restrictive Laws
He is backed by the “Committed to America” super PAC, which he launched in mid-May and is co-chaired by former Texas Congressman Jeb Henserling and veteran Republican consultant Scott Reed. A Super PAC is a fundraising organization that collects donations from individuals, businesses and unions and has unlimited use of funds.
A man of deep religious conviction, Mr. Pence was able to appeal strongly to evangelical voters, often speaking to them about their beliefs and issues important to them, such as anti-abortion and religious liberty policies. call to
In that sense, Pence has made it clear that he supports states passing restrictive laws to further restrict access to abortion, the most widely used method to terminate pregnancies in the United States. We believe that the abortion drug mifepristone should not be marketed.
At the federal level, she has defended the existence of laws banning abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy.
During the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol storming, Pence, who was serving as Senate Speaker that day because of his status as vice president, made Trump’s call to block Democrat Joe Biden’s confirmation of the presidency. ignored. America after winning the election.