Pence Candidacy May Help Divide Anti-Trump Vote in GOP Primary – Experts

MOSCOW, (Sputnik) – Former US Vice President Mike Pence joining the fight to be Republican presidential candidate is likely to help his former boss Donald Trump to secure the GOP nomination while Pence’s own chances to win it are quite slim, experts told Sputnik.
The US media outler reported on Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the matter, that Pence was expected to announce his 2024 presidential campaign as early as June 7. On the same day, it was reported that former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was about to officially join the race on June 6. So far, the Republican roster includes figures like former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, ex-Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, multibillionaire Vivek Ramaswamy, Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Republican candidate President Donald Trump participates during the second and final presidential debate with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. - Sputnik International, 1920, 02.06.2023

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