Mike Pence Announces Presidential Campaign

Former Vice President Mike Pence has formally introduced that he’s operating for president.

“I’ve lengthy believed that to whom a lot is given, a lot is required. My household and I’ve been blessed past measure with alternatives to serve this nation, and it could be straightforward to remain on the sidelines. However that’s not how I used to be raised,” he says in his marketing campaign launch video. “That’s why at this time, earlier than God and my household, I’m saying I’m operating for president of the US.”

Pence filed paperwork to run on Monday earlier than formally coming into Wednesday, on his sixty fourth birthday.

In his marketing campaign launch video, Pence emphasised that the American dream is being “crushed” below President Joe Biden‘s administration and famous that “completely different instances name for various management.” He guarantees that the American economic system might be revived, liberties defended, border secured, funds balanced, and extra.

“We are able to carry this nation again,” he says. “We are able to defend our nation and safe our border. We might revive our economic system, and put our nation again on a path to a balanced funds, defend our liberties and provides America a brand new starting for all times.”

The previous vp joins an already crowded discipline of GOP candidates: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Trump have all introduced their presidential campaigns. Pence will flip 64 on Wednesday, the day he proclaims his candidacy.

Trump currently leads the field, whereas DeSantis consistently polls in second place. In accordance with a late Might Quinnipiac College ballot, Trump had 56%, DeSantis had 25%, Pence polls about the identical (2%) as Scott and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (who will announce his candidacy later this week), and Haley obtained 3% help.

Pence grew up in Indiana and represented his fellow Hoosiers in the US Home of Representatives. There, in accordance with his Advancing American Freedom, “he established himself as a champion of restricted authorities, fiscal duty, financial improvement, academic alternative, and the U.S. Structure.”

The previous vp was elected governor of Indiana in 2013, and in 2016, Trump chosen him as his operating mate. Voters elected Trump and Pence on Nov. 8, 2016, and the Trump-Pence administration started on Jan. 20, 2017.

An archived list of the administration’s chief accomplishments contains an “unprecedented financial increase,” tax aid for the center class, huge deregulation, truthful and reciprocal commerce, American power independence, investments in America’s employees and households, the administration’s “life-saving response to the China virus,” nice well being look after People, a historic variety of judicial appointments—together with the Supreme Courtroom justices who would assist overturn Roe v. Wade—securing the border, restoring American management overseas, rebuilding the army, defending veterans, and extra.

Pence’s “Freedom Agenda” builds on these accomplishments.

“The Trump-Pence workforce fought for and guarded American liberty for each American of each race, shade, and creed,” Advancing American Freedom says on its web site. “In 48 months, the Trump-Pence administration achieved the bottom unemployment, the best family incomes, essentially the most power manufacturing, essentially the most pro-American commerce offers, essentially the most safe border, and the strongest army within the historical past of the world.”

The group provides: “The U.S. Structure begins with ‘We the Individuals,’ and We the Individuals have had sufficient of harmful insurance policies. We should return to the pro-freedom insurance policies of Presidents Reagan and Trump. What follows are some concepts for a way—collectively—we will advance American tradition, American alternative, American management, and finally Advance American Freedom as soon as once more.”

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