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Mike Pence, former Trump VP, to announce presidential bid

Adam Beam SUTV News

Just a week after Ron DeSantis made his official announcement that he would be joining the campaign trail, now former Vice President Mike Pence is expected to announce his candidacy as well.

Pence will be holding a kick-off event in Des Moines, Iowa on June 7th along with a video message. Pence's White House run was an expected one, not to dissimilar from DeSantis. Both are controversial figures in the GOP landscape for their vocal disapproval of Donald Trump. Pence in particular became a target of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capital on January,6, as Pence planned and ultimately certified the 2020 presidential election results.

Pence's Iowa event is just the start, as he plans to visit all of Iowa's 99 districts. Sources close to Pence's campaign say that the state is seen as crucial to the former VP, and one he will fight hard to secure conservative voters in.

Mike Pence is just the latest in an ever increasing GOP ticket. On top of the heavyweights of Former President Donald Trump and the aforementioned DeSantis, Pence will now join previously announced candidates such as Niki Haley, Asa Hutchinson, and Tim Scott.

It should also be noted that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum are also expected to announce their runs for the presidency next week as well.

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