Former Vice President Mike Pence has filed paperwork to run for president in 2024, setting up a potential challenge to his former boss, Donald Trump.
Pence served as the 48th Vice President of the United States and will formally launch his campaign for the Republican nomination with a video and kickoff event in Des Moines, Iowa, on his 64th birthday.
While Trump is currently leading in early polls for the nomination, Pence’s supporters believe he can appeal to conservative voters who value his reliability and continuity with the previous administration’s policies.
The potential Mike Pence nomination would represent a shift back towards more traditional Republican positions that were associated with the party before Donald Trump’s presidency.
Pence has often voiced concerns about the rising populist sentiment within the party. His advisers view him as a Reagan-style conservative, positioning him as a candidate who can offer a more traditional and establishment-oriented approach compared to some of the more populist contenders.
Pence’s campaign would likely emphasise his experience, conservative values, and policy continuity with the pre-Trump Republican party.