Former Vice President Mike Pence said in a new interview that any GOP member serious about running for president in 2024 must enter the race by June.
In an interview that aired on Sunday (April 23) on CBS News’s “Face the Nation,” Pence said he believed anyone “serious about seeking the Republican nomination” would have to enter the contest by June.
Pence then noted that if he had an announcement, he would make it “well before” the end of June.
When CBS host Robert Costa pressed the former vice president on which way he leaned, Pence only noted, “Well, I’m here in Iowa, Robert.”
The former Indiana Vice President also hinted last week that his decision on his 2024 White House bid would come within weeks.
On “Fox and Friends,” Pence noted that the public would know what Pence and his family have decided within “weeks not months,” while promising to keep the network in the loop about his decision.
If Pence decides to announce, he would be joining a GOP field already largely dominated by his old boss. Former President Donald Trump currently has a considerable lead in the polls over current and possible Republican candidates.
According to a recent Harvard CAPS/Harris poll, Pence’s polling at 7 percent, behind former President Trump’s 55 percent and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) 20 percent.
However, Pence defeated several announced GOP candidates, including former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and conservative entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.