Former Vice President Mike Pence is going around the country fundraising in advance of a potential 2024 bid, Politico reports.
Pence has been taking the spotlight lately, making stops in key early primary states while he’s at it. He plans to appear at a traditional GOP cattle call. It’s the groundwork for a run at the presidency.
He broke with Trump at the end, but thinks he can overcome that. He has a book coming out in the Fall.
He has RINO appearances set up:
According to a person familiar with the plans, his schedule includes a pair of stops in Texas next week. Pence is to speak at a fundraiser hosted by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and on May 7 he is slated to appear at a donor appreciation event hosted by former George W. Bush political adviser Karl Rove. The former vice president will be interviewed onstage by Republican Sen. John Cornyn, according to a copy of the schedule.
Here’s more of his schedule:
In June, Pence will head to Southern California, where he will speak at a Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute event focused on the future of the Republican Party. A day later, he will co-headline the Republican National Committee’s summer donor retreat alongside former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, another potential 2024 hopeful.
That same month, the former vice president will go to South Carolina, an important early primary state, to raise money for freshman Republican Rep. Nancy Mace. He will also address a Heritage Foundation donor summit in North Carolina. He’s going after the Christians.
In September, Pence will speak at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, a biennial event on Michigan’s Mackinac Island that has a long history of drawing future presidential candidates.
Pence, a former Indiana governor, has a close relationship with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, and allowed election law changes immediately before the election that favored Biden.
During his speech, Pence touted the Trump administration’s record and criticized the Biden White House for being “radical.”
In South Carolina, he plans to drum up support from Christian Conservatives, Trump’s base.
Rove’s event will draw a long list of potential candidates, including former secretary of state Mike Pompeo, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton.