(UnitedVoice.com) – There’s been a lot of chatter in the media and political circles about whether former Vice President Mike Pence will run for the Republican nomination. Like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the former VP isn’t revealing a thing. However, the recent launch of a super PAC might be a clue that he does intend to run.
GOP strategist Scott Reed and former Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R) are running a new super PAC to support Pence. The “Committed to America” PAC will raise money for the former vice president’s potential candidacy. It will also reportedly focus on early primary states and building support for him on the ground.
Axios reported Reed said he was going to “organize Iowa, all 99 counties, like [he’s] running [Pence] for county sheriff.” He went on to say that the presidential campaign will “reintroduce” the former VP “as his own man” and as “a Reagan conservative.”
In addition to Reed and Hensarling, Bobby Saparow will serve as the PAC’s executive director. He ran Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s primary campaign against Trump-endorsed David Perdue.
“Committed to America,” a pro-Mike Pence Super PAC, officially launches with offices in Dallas and Iowa (to start): pic.twitter.com/U3JURWGour
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The super PAC isn’t the only clue about Pence’s future. He has spent months taking all the steps one usually sees a candidate take before announcing their bid. In 2022, the former vice president released a book detailing his career and time in the White House, playing up the fact that he served under former President Donald Trump. The book specifically draws a direct line between his Christian faith and the decisions he has made as a politician.
Pence has also made multiple trips to Iowa. The state is widely viewed as one of the most important stops on any potential candidate’s agenda, regardless of the party. If the former VP decides to run, it’s going to be an uphill battle for him if the polls are right. The Morning Consult has Pence polling at 6% compared to Trump’s 61%.
Pence is expected to make a decision about whether to run soon.
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