/ 30 October 2023

Mike Pence drops out of the presidential race

Image: US Congress via Wikimedia Commons
Image: US Congress via Wikimedia Commons

Donald Trump’s former vice president, Mike Pence, is out of the running for the Republican presidential nomination, saying he’s suspended his campaign “after much prayer and deliberation”. “This is not my time,” he told a gathering in Las Vegas yesterday. Pence’s bid for support was struggling with financial and polling problems, reports say. As for what his withdrawal means for the 2024 presidential race, it’s one less competitor for the Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump… He’s up against 8 others, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, and tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy. President Joe Biden faces challenges from 3 other Democrats – including Minnesota congressman Dean Philips, who launched his campaign on Friday.

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