A source familiar with the plans has claimed that former VP Pence’s team is preparing for his presidential campaign announcement next week. If Pence does join the presidential race, he is going to be the latest addition to a growing GOP primary field.
The source has claimed that Pence would be launching his presidential campaign with a video announcement and a speech. He is also expected to place a lot of his attention on Iowa, which has the first caucus on the GOP primary calendar.
Pence is also going to be participating in a CNN town hall in Des Moines, Iowa June 7, which is scheduled for the same day as his 64th birthday. The event has been billed as a “Presidential Town Hall” and both NBC News and CNN have reported that Pence is planning on officially announcing his campaign on that day.
Originally Pence was scheduled to speak to the Georgia Republican Party on June 9, however, the party recently informed its supporters that due to the televised national town hall, Pence would no longer be attending the June 9 event. In the email sent to their supporters, it is reportedly stated that during the town hall, Pence would make “an announcement regarding his future plans.”
In a recent appearance on Fox Business Network with Larry Kudlow, Pence noted that they were continuing to talk with people across the U.S. and there was “a lot of encouragement.” He proceeded to state that the country is in trouble and that in his opinion everyone should “reflect on what role we might play” in making a difference.