Just over a month has passed since the midterm elections, where the Republicans managed to earn the majority in the House of Representatives, and Democrats retained control of the Senate. However, the political world already has eyes on the 2024 presidential election. For instance, this Monday, former Vice President Mike Pence stated that he is still deciding whether he will run and will announce his decision in early 2023.
During an interview with Fox News, the Republican was asked about the possibility competing in a hypothetical primary election. He responded that he is always "honored" to be asked and has thought about running for president like "any other kid that grew up with a cornfield in his backyard."
Despite his enthusiasm, he made it clear that he has not yet decided and that he will take the Christmas vacation to discuss it with his family. "We're going to listen to one another, we're going to pray, we're going to continue to listen to the American people, and then sometime in the first of next year I think we'll be able to discern that," Pence said.
The former vice president is not the only one considering candidacy in the 2024 elections: Donald Trump announced last month that he will run for his second term. Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, although he has not yet confirmed it, also seems likely to run in the Republican Party.
Pence served as vice president during Trump's four years at the helm of the White House. However, after the Capitol riots on Jan. 6, 2021, he began to distance himself from his running mate.