(Reuters) – Former Vice President Mike Pence has not filed papers to run for president in 2024, his adviser Devin O’Malley told the Federal Election Commission on Monday. said on Twitter after the statement of the application was posted on the website.
The documents, filed over the US federal holiday, prompted several news outlets, including Britain’s Sky News, to report Pence’s submission to run for president, with a link to the website on Twitter. Circulated by multiple users.
O’Malley, who served as press secretary for Vice President Pence, tweeted, “Former Vice President Mike Pence did not run for president today,” and later confirmed to Reuters that he was an adviser to Pence. Admitted.
The filing appeared on the FEC website as a “raw” filing that had not yet been processed by the Commission. It was unclear who submitted it.
A spokesperson for the FEC said it would not comment on specific submissions, but said the commission was reviewing registration forms and reports that may be false or fictitious.
Sky News did not respond to Reuters’ requests for comment by email and by phone.
Pence drew the ire of then-President Donald Trump by refusing to endorse his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, earning him the wrath of the former president since Trump lost to Joe Biden. I’ve kept my distance.
If Pence chooses to run for president in 2024, analysts say he faces a narrow path to victory. As of December, only 7% of primary voters plan to endorse the former vice president, according to an average of RealClearPolitics polls.
Reported by Akanksha Khushi, Bangalore. Edited by Sandra Maler, Howard Goller, Lincoln Feast.
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