Pence announced his decision during a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. “This is not my time,” he told the crowd. In fact, Pence has been unable to break through in the polls nationally and in states where the first and most important party primaries are held.
Also, he collected relatively little funds from donors to run the campaign. Among the Republican candidates, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson was the only one not to do well in terms of funds raised. When he announced the end of the campaign, Pence had more than $1 million in funds. By comparison, Donald Trump — the Republican front-runner — currently has about $37 million in his campaign account.
Mike Pence has ended his campaign. “I don’t regret anything”
– After much prayer and consideration, I have decided to suspend my presidential campaign. I promise that I will never, ever give up the fight for conservative values,” the former US vice president was quoted by the Washington Post as saying.
– We always knew it would be a tough fight, but I have no regrets – he concluded.
Pence has announced that he will run for president in June 2023. Since leaving the Trump administration, Pence has been critical of the former president. After losing the 2020 presidential election, Trump urged Pence to refuse to certify the election results, but Pence refused. As he said, he was guided by “duty to fatherland and constitution”.
During the current presidential campaign, Pence did not receive much support, peaking at around 7 percent, but in recent months it has dipped below 4 percent. The Republican primary election begins on January 15, 2024.
Currently, Donald Trump has the largest support among Republicans, averaging around 60 percent. Voters.
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