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Mike Pence reportedly set to speak in New Hampshire, fueling a potential presidential run

Former Vice President Mike Pence will reportedly travel in December to New Hampshire, the state that typically holds the first primary election in the country during the presidential race.


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Pence will keynote a fundraising event for the New Hampshire Senate Republicans on Wednesday, December 8. Word of the former vice president’s appearance at the gathering, which will take place in Manchester, New Hampshire, was shared on Sunday.

Pence will also headline a Heritage Action event against tax increases while in New Hampshire. As a distinguished visiting fellow earlier this year, the former vice president joined the Heritage Foundation, one of the oldest and most influential think tanks in the conservative movement.

Earlier this year, Pence was a keynote speaker in June at the Hillsborough County GOP’s Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner, giving a well-received speech that was interrupted numerous times by standing ovations.  

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Pence is also expected to appear at another event in the state – his second trip to the Granite State this year.

Already this year, Pence has started his rounds, making stops in Iowa, South Carolina, and Nevada, all early voting states, fueling speculation that he will launch a 2024 bid for the White House after campaigning for Republican candidates in the 2022 midterm elections.

Former President Donald Trump has yet to announce whether he’ll run in 2024, but he has held campaign-style rallies across the country this year, including in Iowa. A report coming out by Quinnipiac University showing 78 percent of Republicans want Trump to mount another bid for the White House.

Speaking in Nevada earlier this month, Pence told the crowd that Republicans are “going to win back this country in 2024.” 

Axios reported in September that the former vice president was aiming to raise $18 million for his new nonprofit group Advancing American Freedom, ahead of a possible 2024 presidential run.

Mike Pence reportedly stated he was “ashamed” of Donald Trump over the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and will run against him in 2024. Pence mentioned that if Trump commits to running, he plans to fully launch his presidential campaign not to win but to “attempt to court the millions of Americans who voted for Trump last November, as well as Republicans voters who were “alienated” by Trump.”

Last week, former White House director of Communications Alyssa Farah said she believes Pence would run against Trump if the two men both decide to launch campaigns, adding that the former vice president is “uniquely positioned” and could “put up a formidable fight.”

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