The Former vice president Mike Pence to Announce White House Bid Next Week.
Nikki Haley, a former governor of South Carolina and Trump’s first ambassador to the United Nations, is also seeking the Republican nomination, along with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.
DeSantis, long viewed as the most formidable challenger to twice-impeached Trump, has distanced himself from his erstwhile mentor while doubling down on Trump’s populist “America First" agenda.
The 76-year-old Trump announced in November that he was making a third bid for the White House and is the clear frontrunner in an increasingly crowded field seeking the Republican nomination.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, 44, jumped into the contest last week and another high-profile Republican, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, is expected to join the race next week.
The 63-year-old Pence will launch his presidential campaign on June 7 with a speech in Iowa, the midwestern state that traditionally kicks off the primary season, CNN and other outlets said.
Mike Pence plans to announce his 2024 White House candidacy next week, challenging Donald Trump for the Republican nomination, US media reported on Wednesday.