Former President Mike Pence plans to announce his candidacy for president on June 7, USA Today reported on Wednesday.
The newspaper reported Pence would reveal his intentions at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa.
Since leaving office after serving as former President Donald Trump’s vice president for four years, Pence has made several appearances in Iowa, which hold its Republican and Democratic caucuses in March 2024.
During a May 24 appearance in Iowa, the Republican former Indiana governor spoke about the role Iowa plays in choosing presidential nominees.
“I honestly think that the choice that we will make for a standard bearer in our party has maybe never been more important,” Pence said, as reported by The Des Moines Register, which conducted an editorial board meeting with Pence on May 24. “I do believe different times call for different leadership.”
Pence will join a race that already includes former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, and radio host Larry Elder.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reportedly will announce his candidacy next week.