Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reportedly wants to announce his presidential bid for the 2024 election. © Evan Vucci/AP/dpa/Archive
It has long been expected that Mike Pence will challenge his former boss with his presidential bid. An announcement is reportedly scheduled for June 7.
Washington - Former US Vice President Mike Pence plans to announce his presidential bid for the 2024 election next week, according to media reports. Several U.S. media outlets, including CNN, Fox News and NBC, reported on Wednesday that Pence was planning his announcement for June 7.
Pence has a birthday on the day and will then be 64 years old. The publication of a campaign video and an appearance in the US state of Iowa are planned, the reports said.
Previously, a citizen's question time with Pence on the television channel CNN had been announced for June 7 in the evening (local time). CNN now reported that Pence will announce his candidacy on the day before this town hall, which is also to take place in Iowa.
It has long been expected that Pence will enter the presidential race. The Republican would also challenge his former boss, Donald Trump, who had already announced in November that he would run again in the November 2024 election. From 2017 to 2021, Pence was Trump's deputy in the White House.
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In the end, the Republicans choose their presidential candidate in an internal party primary. This is also the case with the Democrats, where US President Joe Biden is running for re-election. As an incumbent, however, the Democrat is unlikely to face serious competition within the party in the election campaign. Dpa