Pence Gets Replaced At Last Minute

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Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake will reportedly headline next week’s Georgia GOP convention after former vice president Mike Pence dropped out of the slot.

Georgia GOP Chairman David Shafer emailed delegates that Pence canceled his appearance because of “a televised national town hall” where he’ll be announcing his “future plans.”

However, Shafer added that Pence would send a video greeting to the conference in his stead.

He added in the email that Lake, who has yet to concede defeat in the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial race, would be replacing Pence.

Shafer described hearing Lake speak at the last Republican National Committee and was looking “forward to welcoming her to the Peach State.”

According to the Georgia GOP website, the convention will be held on June 9 and 10.

GOP Presidential Primary candidates will also be attending the convention, including Republican front-runner former President Donald Trump.

According to the email, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and conservative entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy will also attend the event.

Pence has not yet formally announced a bid for the White House, but he has been hunting at his consideration for a campaign in recent months.

CNN announced that it would host a June 7 town hall with Pence earlier in May.

Pence also said in mid-April that his decision on whether to run in 2024 would be made in “weeks and not months.”

Since his loss in Arizona, Lake has argued that voter fraud prevented him from winning and has filed several lawsuits to challenge his loss.