Mike Pence Plots His Presidential Bid

April 23, 2023

Sometime on or before June 30, Mike Pence will likely launch a White House bid in his home state of Indiana. The former vice president would then immediately travel to Iowa to compete for the support of Republican caucus-goers, who have the first say in the GOP’s 2024 nominating contests. The former vice president will instead focus on wonky topics fraught with political peril, like how to address the ballooning federal debt and reforming popular programs like Social Security and Medicare. On abortion, Pence is eager to highlight his opposition—and his commitment to signing federal legislation limiting the procedure. In doing so, sources say, Pence would aim fire directly at former President Donald Trump.