Former Vice President Mike Pence did not file to run for the presidency in 2024. Devin O’Malley, Devin’s adviser, stated on Twitter Monday that Pence had not submitted a candidacy statement after it appeared on the Federal Election Commission’s website.
These filings were made on an American federal holiday. Sky News in Britain reported that Pence had submitted to run for President. The link was also circulated on Twitter by many users.
O’Malley was O’Malley’s press secretary during his time as vice president. He tweeted, “Former Vice President Mike Pence didn’t file to run for President today”, and then confirmed to Reuters that he’s an advisor to Pence.
These filings were listed on the FEC site as “raw” files that are still being processed by the commission. They were not known who had filed them.
FEC spokesperson said that they don’t comment on particular filings but pointed out that the Commission does review potentially fraudulent and false registration forms and reports.
Sky News didn’t respond to Reuters phone and email requests for comment.
Pence caused the ire of then-President Donald Trump by refusing support for his attempt to reverse the outcome of the 2020 election. He has been increasingly distant from Trump since Trump’s defeat to Joe Biden.
Analysts believe that Pence faces narrow odds of winning if he does decide to run in the 2020 presidential election. According to RealClearPolitics, only 7% of primary voters planned to support the ex-vice president as of December.