Former Vice President Mike Pence filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Monday and is expected to announce his 2024 presidential bid on Wednesday.
Pence, a former Indiana governor, is expected to formally make his announcement on Wednesday during an event at Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa.
“Conservatives have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to renew the promise of America,” the former vice president wrote in a series of tweets on Saturday.
“We don’t have to accept a future of economic decline and moral decay. We don’t have to exchange the American dream for a socialist nightmare. We don’t have to relegate our children to a future of cynicism, bitterness and division,” Pence tweeted.
“We can be a Nation where everyone prospers, and everyone wins. We can have a government that is as good as our people. And we can be a nation where every American is free to live, to work, and to worship, according to the dictates of their faith and conscience!”
As a Republican, Pence will join an increasing list of GOP hopefuls, including former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and U. S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina.
Meanwhile, Democrat president Joe Biden says he plans to run for reelection in the 2024 race.
“When I ran for president four years ago, I said we are in a battle for the soul of America. And we still are. The question we are facing is, whether in the years ahead, we have more freedom or less freedom. More rights or fewer,” Biden said in his announcement in April.
“I know what I want the answer to be, and I think you do too. This is not a time to be complacent. That’s why I’m running for reelection.”
Best-selling author and former 2020 candidate Marianne Williamson and anti-vaccine activist and lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr also entered the race as Democratic candidates.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.