However, the filing was a hoax.
Former Vice President Mike Pence did not file to run for President today. https://t.co/DV7PjhTD6X
— Devin O'Malley (@devin_omalley) December 26, 2022
Devin O’Malley, Mike Pence’s spokesman tweeted, “Former Vice President Mike Pence did not file to run for President today.”
Conservative journalist Greg Price replied to O’Malley, asking “So did somebody prank you with an SEC filing?”
O’Malley replied, “I think someone pranked you.”
The fake filing listed “Mr. Mike Richard Pence,” but previous FEC filings listed “Michael R. Pence” as the former vice president’s name.
While Pence did not declare his candidacy yet, he has been publicly considering the possibility while on a media tour to promote his new book, So Help Me God.
Pence’s book tour, along with the help he gave Republicans in fundraising, took him through Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada—the first four states expected to hold Republican presidential nominating contests in 2024, according to Fox News.
The response to his book in these primary states “has been very encouraging,” the former vice president said.
“The fact that people are now getting to know me and my family, our faith, our conservative convictions better, has been a great source of encouragement as we think about the way forward and what our calling might be in the future,” he said.
Pence also said he would “give prayerful consideration” to a presidential run over the holidays.
In the meantime, “We’ll continue to travel; we’ll continue to listen,” he added. “I truly do believe that the American people want to see us get back to the polices that we advanced in the Trump–Pence administration….that had America standing strong not only at home but abroad.”