US elections 2024, Mike Pence withdraws from the Republican race

US elections 2024, Mike Pence withdraws from the Republican race

The former US Vice President withdraws from the Republican Party primaries in preparation for next year’s presidential elections. “This is not my time,” he said during his speech at the Republican Jewish Convention currently being held in Las Vegas.

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Former US Vice President Mike Pence announced his retirement
Candidate in the Republican primary for the presidential election in 2024. “This is not my time,” he said during his speech at the Republican Jewish Convention in Las Vegas, in which he promised to continue defending values.
Conservatives and the Constitution.

Nomination of Mike Pence

“I always knew it would be an uphill battle, and I don’t regret it,” the politician said in announcing the withdrawal of his candidacy to host the 2024 USA Championships. In June, Pence filed documents for the race for the House of Representatives. Representatives of the Federal Election Commission, Bianca, open the clash with its former president, Donald Trump, who was his deputy during the businessman’s four-year presidency, between 2017 and 2021. After being one of his most loyal supporters, their relationship has deteriorated since 2020. . In fact, Trump asked Pence to help him subvert the result of the American vote for 2021, but the representative refused and became one of the targets of the businessman’s supporters who stormed the US Congress in January 2021 to try to disrupt the voting process. Certifying Biden’s electoral victory.

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Lack of support for Pence

From the moment he filed his candidacy to become the Republican Party’s nominee for the White House, Pence’s campaign has been tired and unconvincing. He never wanted to get into a direct confrontation with Trump, and he repeated several times the role he played in defending the Constitution, but he did not talk much about what happened during the attack on Congress. His candidacy was never successful, and for a time Pence had many difficulties raising money. Withdrawing allows him to avoid the embarrassment of not qualifying for the third debate between Republican candidates scheduled for November 8 in Miami. It represents a severe blow to a long-standing politician like him.

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Pence had hoped to find his way into the hearts of true conservatives, but that was not the case: polls always showed him in last places, behind Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and also the former Democratic Party. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. In announcing his departure, Pence did not announce who would support him in the White House, leaving all aspirants hoping for his support and above all for his votes. Currently, the race for Republican presidential hopefuls is in Donald Trump’s unchallenged control.

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