Mike Pence has begun traveling around the country speaking to various groups.
His latest stop was in New Hampshire which is a key primary state for the GOP.
He did not deny a 2024 run when asked saying he’d think about it in 2023.
— The Hill (@thehill) December 13, 2021
Former Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to New Hampshire last week and stops in other high-profile early primary states are fueling speculation about a potential 2024 presidential run — and questions about whether he can win over the GOP voters he angered on Jan. 6.
In New Hampshire, Pence made a number of campaign-style stops, attending a fundraiser for Republican state Senate candidates, meeting with local political activists and stopping by a local bakery.
While the former vice president insists that he is laser-focused on bolstering support for Republican candidates running in 2022, New Hampshire is the latest early primary state he’s visited as he works to navigate political life after former President Trump.
In his most direct comments to date, Pence did not rule out a potential 2024 bid, even if Trump also entered the race, as the former president is increasingly hinting he’ll do.
“I can honestly tell you in 2023, my family and I will do what we have always done. We’ll reflect, we’ll pray and determine where we might best serve, and we’ll go where we’re called,” Pence told a CNN reporter in Manchester, N.H., on Wednesday.
During Trump’s history tour he once again called out Pence for certifying the 2020 election.
He also said that it would be “tough” for Trump to pick Pence as his VOP again.
President Trump also spoke about the prospect of running with Mike Pence as his Vice President again, suggesting that a ticket with Pence would be “tough.” Trump referred to his belief that Pence could overturn the electoral college votes processed on January 6th, referencing negative reactions Pence incurred from some conservatives for declining an attempt to block the congressional certification of the election.
“I think Mike has been very badly hurt, with respect to what happened on January 6th… I think he’s been mortally wounded, frankly. Because I see the reaction he’s getting from people… They say, ‘why didn’t you just hand it back to the legislatures?’”
Opinion polling has consistently shown Donald Trump with a decisive electoral lead in the upcoming 2024 GOP primary, garnering outright majorities of support in a fashion likely to deter GOP challengers from seeking the nomination. Only unpopular former Governor Chris Christie has openly suggested he’ll run for President, potentially providing Trump with a cakewalk to the nomination.
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