EXCLUSIVE – BEDFORD, NH – Former Vice President Mike Pence says the positive response he’s received to his new autobiography has been “very encouraging” and that he’s running for the White House in 2024.
“The fact that people know me and my family, our faith and our conservative beliefs, has been a source of great encouragement as we think about our future path and what our calling might be in the future,” Pence said. “Help Me God” in a nationally exclusive interview with Fox News after signing her latest book. The autobiography details his career, including four years under former President Donald Trump.
On Tuesday, Pence’s cross-country book tour brought him to New Hampshire, the state holding its first primary in a race for the White House in a century.
As Fox News first reported two weeks ago, the former vice president — a longtime champion of socially conservative voters — had lunch and a book in Bedford, New Hampshire with Cornerstone, a nonprofit Christian advocacy organization. signed. Granite condition.
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In the afternoon, Pence hosted a second book signing at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle, chairing a meeting of the New Hampshire Republican Women’s Federation. The former vice president also held closed-door meetings with Republicans while in the state.
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For the past year and a half, Pence has been busy raising money and campaigning for Republicans running for the 2022 elections across the country, making several stops in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada to vote. were the first four states to give. The Republican presidential nominating calendar — because it typically cements ties in primary and caucus states for the presidency in early voting before the White House campaign begins. Pence’s book tour took him to Nevada last month and South Carolina last week.
The former vice president reiterated that a decision on whether he would run for president would not be made until next year, adding that he and his wife, Karen, “will decide where we feel called.” He added that he and his wife and their children will be “prayerfully paying attention” to the White House election over the holidays.
“We will continue to travel; we will continue to listen,” he added.
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Pence said, “I truly believe that the American people want to see us return to the policies that we put forward in the Trump-Pence administration…America has been strong not only at home, but also abroad.”
But Pence has publicly sparred with his former boss, saying, “I feel that people want leadership who can unite our country around our highest ideals. Leadership that demonstrates the same culture and respect that the American people have shown each other publicly every time. day.”
“I’m not sure the American people are as divided as our politics are today,” he added. “I am more convinced every day that the American people are looking for leadership that shows respect and civility.”
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Asked by Fox News whether Trump, who began his third presidential campaign last month, can unite the country, Pence reiterated: “I think we’re going to have better choices in 2024 … people who can unite our country and support each other every day.” wants to see leadership that can demonstrate the culture and respect that it shows.”
The former vice president is not the only member of the Trump administration seriously considering a White House bid. So are Mike Pompeo, who served as secretary of state and CIA director during the Trump administration, and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who served as ambassador to the United Nations during the former president’s first two years in the White House.
“I’m sure the Republican primary voters will figure it out,” Pence said when asked if there was concern that a potentially crowded GOP presidential field would benefit Trump. “I think time and time again that throughout the history of our party and this country, the wisdom and judgment of the American people has shone through, and I believe it will again.”
Pence said that if he were to run for the White House, “We trust our future to Almighty God and to the judgment of the Republican electorate, and if history allows, ultimately to the American people.”