“I’m leaving this campaign but let me promise you I will never leave the fight for conservative values”
Former governor of Indiana and the first major Republican figure to endorse Donald Trump in 2015, former Vice President Mike Pence has suspended his campaign for the 2024 GOP nomination for president.
Stating that it’s not his time, Pence notes that he will continue to fight for traditional conservative values.
🚨🚨🚨Mike Pence DROPS OUT of 2024 Presidential Race
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 28, 2023
Says he has realized it is "not my time," but that he won't stop being a voice for traditional conservatism.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 28, 2023
Former Vice President Mike Pence withdrew from the Republican presidential race Saturday, saying “this is not my time” after he struggled to gain traction in a crowded field dominated by former President Donald Trump.
“I’m leaving this campaign but let me promise you I will never leave the fight for conservative values,” Pence said during a speech before the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas.
Pence, who is 64 years old, became the highest-profile candidate to exit from the race, though he fared poorly in polls and ran low on money needed to sustain a campaign.
The former vice president pulled in just $3.4 million during the third quarter of the year and it was unclear whether he would meet the Republican National Committee’s requirements for fundraising and polling to participate in the third GOP primary debate in Miami on Nov. 8.
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