Former vice-president Mike penceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceBiden briefly transfers power to Harris while he undergoes a colonoscopy. would travel to New Hampshire next month to host a fundraising event, fueling more speculation about a potential White House bid in 2024.
Fox News reported on Sunday that Pence was scheduled to host a fundraiser for Republicans in the New Hampshire Senate on December 8, marking his second visit to the Granite State this year. The event will take place in Manchester.
He is also reportedly set to headline a Heritage Action event focused on tax increases during his trip to New Hampshire, the state that historically hosted the first presidential primary contest in the United States.
Pence joined the Heritage Foundation, a leading conservative think tank, as a distinguished visiting scholar after leaving the Trump administration earlier this year.
The former vice president also made his second visit to Iowa, the nation’s premier caucus state, earlier this month, and has already taken trips to South Carolina and Nevada, both of which vote early. of the GOP primaries.
While it’s unclear whether Pence will seek the top spot on the Republican ticket in 2024, his recent trips to early caucuses and major states are fueling speculation.
Axios reported in September that the former vice president was aiming to raise $ 18 million for his new nonprofit Advancing American Freedom ahead of a possible 2024 presidential bid.
Old President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump tells former aide Navarro to “protect executive privilege” as part of the House’s COVID-19 investigation. The Jan. 6 panel could see the influence of Bannon’s prosecution. has publicly flirted with a potential 2024 presidential bid, although he has yet to make a firm decision on his plans.
Former White House communications director Alyssa Farah said last week that she believed Pence would run against Trump if the two men both decided to launch campaigns, adding that the former vice president was “in a unique position” and could “set up a formidable fight”. She said she believed he was “going to do it.”
She noted, however, that some Republicans would likely not support her race, pointing to rioters on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 who chanted “hang Mike Pence.”