I’ve long believed that to whom much is given, much will be required. That’s why today, before God and my family, I’m announcing that I’m running for President of the United States of America.Former Vice President Mike Pence (R) formally announcing his bid for the White House on Wednesday in Iowa.
Why It Matters: Pence is the ninth high-profile Republican to formally launch his presidential campaign for the White House. He is also "the first former Vice President to run against the President under whom he served in over 80 years, and only the third ever to do so," Time Magazine reports.
Background: Pence (64) was born in Indiana and later studied history before earning his law degree in 1986. He then went into private practice, led a think tank (the Indiana Policy Review Foundation), and hosted a talk show called "The Mike Pence Show." He later served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (2001 – 2013). In 2013, he became the 50th governor of Indiana, and in 2017, he became the U.S.' 48th vice president to former President Donald Trump. Did you know? Pence's formal announcement kicking off his presidential campaign fell on his 64th birthday.
Watch Mike Pence's full announcement HERE
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