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Two More Presidential Campaigns Reportedly Set to Launch Next Week

The GOP presidential primary field continues to grow.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Senator Tim Scott entered the race last week.

According to reports, we’ll see two more candidates enter the primary field next week.

One is former Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence will reportedly kick off his campaign at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa on June 7th.

Fox News reported:

Pence is expected to launch a presidential campaign next week at an event in Iowa, the state whose caucuses lead off the Republican presidential nominating calendar.

Sources with knowledge of the former vice president’s thinking confirm to Fox News that Pence will declare his candidacy in a campaign video and at an event in Des Moines on Wednesday, June. 7.

Pundits had long viewed Pence as a likely 2024 contender, as he spent the past two years crisscrossing the country to campaign and help raise money for Republicans running in the 2022 elections. Those travels took Pence multiple times to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — the first four states to vote in the Republican presidential nominating calendar — as he strengthened relationships in the early voting presidential primary and caucus states that usually precede the launch of a White House campaign.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the other candidate expected to enter the race next week.

Christie is expected to launch his campaign next Tuesday in New Hampshire.

NBC News reported:

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to announce his 2024 presidential campaign Tuesday at a town hall in Manchester, New Hampshire, two sources confirmed to NBC News.

This is the second shot at the Republican presidential nomination for Christie, who stumbled to a sixth-place finish in the 2016 New Hampshire primary.

Axios was the first to report the timing of Christie’s 2024 campaign announcement.

After dropping out of the race eight years ago, Christie, in a then-stunning move, endorsed Donald Trump just days before Super Tuesday, lending a credible name to Trump’s momentum at the time.

Christie and Trump became allies, with the former New Jersey governor heading up Trump’s presidential transition team and later preparing him for debates against Joe Biden in 2020.

But Christie has emerged as a vocal critic of Trump, who remains the Republican front-runner in the polls, after the then-president refused to concede his loss to Biden in 2020 and pushed baseless claims of widespread election fraud.

Christie has continued criticizing Trump, especially in his role as a political contributor on ABC News. During a segment on “This Week” earlier this month, Christie argued GOP candidates can’t beat Trump by “cozying up to him.”

Does either candidate have a chance of winning the primary?

Absolutely not!


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