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EXCLUSIVE – Former Vice President Mike Pence returns subsequent month to New Hampshire, the state that for a century has held the first primary within the race for the White House.

Pence will keynote a fundraising occasion for the New Hampshire Senate Republicans on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Word of the previous vp’s look on the gathering, which is able to happen in Manchester, New Hampshire, was shared first with Fox News on Sunday. 

Pence can also be headlining a Heritage Action occasion towards tax will increase whereas in New Hampshire. The former vp joined the Heritage Foundation, one of many oldest and most influential assume tanks within the conservative motion, as a distinguished visiting fellow earlier this yr.

The journey would be the former vp’s second to New Hampshire this yr. Pence in June keynoted the Hillsborough County GOP’s Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner, giving a well-received speech which was interrupted quite a few occasions by standing ovations.

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The former vp earlier this month made his second go to this yr to Iowa, the state whose caucuses for half a century have kicked off the presidential nominating calendar. Pence additionally stopped this spring in South Carolina, which votes third within the GOP primary and caucus calendar, and earlier this month in Nevada, which holds the fourth contest.

Former Vice President Mike Pence addresses the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting, on Nov. 6, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Former Vice President Mike Pence addresses the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual management assembly, on Nov. 6, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The journeys to the early voting presidential primary and caucus states will gas additional hypothesis that Pence is gearing up in direction of a 2024 GOP White House run as he crisscrosses the nation to assist fellow Republicans operating within the 2022 elections.

The fundraiser in New Hampshire will assist herald marketing campaign money for Republicans as they construct sources to maintain their 14-10 majority within the New Hampshire Senate in subsequent yr’s contests. Republicans, thanks partly to GOP Gov. Chris Sununu’s landslide reelection victory in 2020, received back management of each homes of the state legislature, which they’d misplaced within the 2018 elections.

Pence’s one-time boss, former President Donald Trump, repeatedly flirts with making one other White House run in 2024. But the opportunity of one other bid by Trump, who stays extremely popular with Republican voters and continues to maintain nice sway over GOP politicians, doesn’t seem to be deterring Pence from doubtlessly launching a marketing campaign of his personal.

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While the previous vp stays mum in public about his political plans, he vowed throughout a speech earlier this month on the Republican Jewish Coalition’ annual management assembly that “we’re going to win back this country in 2024.” 

While Pence typically praises the previous president and showcases the accomplishments of the Trump-Pence administration, he’s spotlighted his variations along with his outdated boss.

Pence, in a speech Tuesday evening in Phoenix, Arizona on the Republican Governors Association’s annual assembly, mentioned that he can be supporting their incumbents, in accordance to a GOP supply attending the occasion.

Among these sitting close to Pence listening to the previous vp’s speech was GOP Gov. Brad Little of Idaho, who’s operating for reelection subsequent yr. Just a number of days earlier, Trump endorsed Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGreachin, who’s difficult Little in subsequent yr’s election

Trump vs. Biden in 2024

Seventy-three % of Republicans questioned in a Marquette Law School nationwide ballot mentioned they maintain a good opinion of the previous president. But requested if Trump ought to run once more for president in 2024, assist amongst Republicans for an additional White House bid stood at 60%, with 40% of GOP voters surveyed saying they don’t need him to run.

In a rematch with President Biden, the survey signifies 42% assist amongst all adults for the present president, with Trump grabbing the backing of 34%. Eighteen % mentioned they’d npot vote for both Biden or Trump.

The Marquette Law School ballot, carried out Nov. 1-10, interviewed 1,004 adults nationwide. The survey’s general sampling error was plus or minus 3.9 share factors.

Biden’s N.H. cease sparks extra 2024 questions

There’s been loads of chatter and hypothesis in current weeks over whether or not the president will run for a second 4 yr time period within the White House.

Biden, who turned 79 on Saturday, made historical past final November when he turned the oldest individual ever elected president. If he campaigns for reelection in 2024 and wins, Biden can be 82 at his second inauguration and 86 on the finish of his second time period.

Asked in March on the first formal news convention of his presidency about his 2024 plans, Biden mentioned, “My answer is yes. I plan on running for reelection. That’s my expectation.”

And Democratic sources inform Fox News the president repeated that message throughout a digital fundraiser earlier this month.

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Biden on Tuesday made New Hampshire – a key 2022 midterm election battleground in addition to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state – his first cease to promote the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure measure that he signed into regulation on Monday.

President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the NH 175 bridge over the Pemigewasset River to promote infrastructure spending Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Woodstock, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden speaks throughout a go to to the NH 175 bridge over the Pemigewasset River to promote infrastructure spending Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Woodstock, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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The White House spotlighted that the cease in New Hampshire was “an opportunity to highlight how the infrastructure bill can help communities.” 

But a Democratic strategist with ties to Biden world informed Fox News that “there’s no decision that the White House makes about where to send the president that doesn’t have some sort of political consideration. They’re not choosing these places by accident, ever.”

And a longtime Democratic advisor informed Fox News that “anytime someone comes to New Hampshire, it has implications for the next presidential election. Starting off this tour in New Hampshire, I think, says that Biden has every plan of running for reelection. So all this chatter that’s out there, this is factored into trying to tone that down, that at least at this point in time the plan is to run again. That’s part of why he’s coming to New Hampshire.”

The journey was Biden’s first journey as president to both New Hampshire or Iowa. 

A day forward of his birthday, the president informed reporters “I feel great” after present process the first of his annual bodily exams, which passed off Friday morning on the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

“Nothing has changed. We’re in good shape,” Biden mentioned.