Former Vice President Mike Pence set political Twitter abuzz Monday evening when a filing with the Federal Election Commission indicated he was working for president in 2024.
Except it wasn’t really him.
Devin O’Malley, a spokesman for the previous Indiana governor, confirmed on Twitter that “Former Vice President Mike Pence did not file to run for President today” after eagle-eyed reporters noticed the web submission by a “Mike Richard Pence.”
The submitting additionally listed a “Mike Pence for President” marketing campaign committee with an deal with at a put up workplace field in Anderson, Ind., northeast of Indianapolis.
It was not clear who handed within the paperwork, with O’Malley telling one Twitter person: “I think someone pranked you.”
O’Malley referred a request for remark from The Post to the FEC, which didn’t instantly reply.
The submitting was reported Monday by Britain’s Sky News and the Washington Times.
Pence hinted throughout an interview with ABC News in November that he was contemplating a 2024 White House run, and stated that he can be discussing the chance along with his household over the vacations.
Earlier this month, Pence appeared to point he would solely take into account working for president moderately than the open Senate seat in his house state.
“I think if we were ever to step forward to serve the American people that would be to take all the experience that we’ve had and run for national office,” the 63-year-old instructed Fox News.
“But I’m always humbled to be asked,” he added. “You know, somebody asked me the other day if I ever thought about running for president and I said, ‘No more or no less than any other kid that grew up with a cornfield in his backyard.’”
Former President Donald Trump is the one 2024 GOP candidate to formally launch a presidential marketing campaign to date.
The 76-year-old introduced his third bid for the White House Nov. 15, however his candidacy is off to a stuttering begin amid a sequence of controversies.