Former Vice President Mike Pence has officially entered the 2024 Presidential race after filing the required paperwork on Monday, according to Federal Election Commission.
He is expected to launch his bid for the GOP nomination on Wednesday through a campaign video and a speech. With his announcement, he will be formally going up against former President Donald Trump, a man he served in the White House for four years from 2017-21. It is still to be seen if Trump comes out victorious in the primaries as he is polling well ahead of his competition.
Here are a few things to know about Pence:
Mike Pence Twitter
Mike Pence has several Twitter accounts to his name. But the only active one is @Mike_Pence right now. He also has Twitter handles from back in the day when he served as the vice president as well as when he was the governor of Indiana.
His present Twitter handle is verified and so is the handle of when he was VP, which is an archived page called @VP45.
Pence has not posted any campaign video on his page yet.
His last tweet at the time of writing this article was a video collage of his visit to Iowa with his wife, Karen, to support the Freedom Foundation. He rode his Harley-Davidson motorcycle to the event.
Mike Pence religion
Pence has described himself as “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.”
In the description of his autobiography, So Help Me God, publisher Simon & Schuster says, “Pence shows how the faith that he embraced as a young man guided his every decision. It is a faith that guided him on that historic day and that keeps him happily at peace, ready to accept the next challenge.”
Pence was raised Roman Catholic and was baptized at St. Columba in Columbus, Indiana. His brothers served as altar boys and attended parochial school. They also attended church six days a week.
“Our life revolved around the church,” one of his older brothers told the Times.
Mike Pence net worth
Mike Pence’s estimated net worth is $4 million. He earned a $235,100 salary while serving as vice president.
Mike Pence Harley-Davidson motorcycles
As mentioned earlier, Pence rode into the Iowa State fairgrounds on Saturday on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. It was not the first time that ex-VP rode on a motorcycle. He rode his Harley when he was governor of Indiana in 2016 including a veterans fundraiser.
The bike he rode on Saturday, looked like a Harley Street Glide.
Mike Pence age
Pence turns 64 on Wednesday, which means that he will be launching his campaign on his birthday.
Mike Pence wife
Pence is married to Karen Pence, who is a schoolteacher, and painter, and was the second lady of the United States from 2017 to 2021.
Pence has taught at John Strange Elementary, Acton Elementary, Fall Creek Elementary, and the Orchard School, all in Indianapolis.
Mike Pence career
Pence served more than a decade in the U.S. House and one term as governor of Indiana, apart from his single term as vice president of the United States.
Before becoming Trump’s running mate, he had established himself as a staunch conservative.