Allies of Mike Pence launch Super PAC to support his possible 2024 White House candidacy
Supporters of former Vice President Mike Pence will reportedly launch a Super PAC on Tuesday to support his possible 2024 presidential campaign.
The launch of the PAC Committed to America is the latest sign that Pence is likely to be stepping into the 2024 presidential race soon.
“The country is at a real crossroads and the Republican Party needs a strong conservative candidate who can win,” said Scott Reed, a longtime Republican adviser who will be the group’s co-chair, according to the Associated Press.
“Pence has the experience, unparalleled character, communication skills and conservative credentials to win both the nomination and a general election.”
Former Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), who served with Pence in the House of Representatives, is the PAC’s other co-chair.
Bobby Saparov, who oversaw Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s successful 2022 re-election campaign, will serve as the group’s executive director, and former Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s communications director, Mike Ricci, will oversee communications, according to the Associated Press.
The PAC hopes to remind the public of Pence’s experience, character and conservative beliefs.
“People know Mike Pence, they just don’t know him well,” Reed said. “This campaign will put Mike Pence back in the country as his own man, not as Vice President, but as a true economic, social and national security conservative — a Reagan conservative.”
Last month, Pence announced he would decide no later than June whether to run for the White House in 2024.
The former vice president, congressman and governor of Indiana faces a steep climb for the Republican nomination.
A Quinnipiac University poll released in May found that 36% of Republicans view him negatively — more than Trump or DeSantis negatively.
Pence is third in most polls at 4%, along with Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and ambassador to the United Nations under Trump, who announced her candidacy for the White House in February.
Former President Donald Trump has a comfortable lead in most GOP polls in 2024, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – who is expected to start his campaign sometime this summer – is in second place.
Other Republican candidates who have declared their candidacy for 2024 include entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC.) created an exploratory committee for 2024 and, like Pence, is still considering getting into the race.