Monday’s filing by the Federal Elections Committee in the name of former Vice President Mike Pence gave the appearance that Pence was declaring his candidacy for president in 2024.
The letter suggested that Pence was running for president in the 2024 election and listed a post office box in Anderson, Indiana as the mailing location for his campaign committee.
However, the paper, which some media members assumed to be true, is not genuine.
An FEC filing shows Mike Pence filed to run for President in 2024. Various outlets have since written headlines with the news.
Now, Pence’s team says it wasn’t him, that he didn’t file. pic.twitter.com/cjHnhRsUHm
— Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) December 26, 2022
Pence’s spokesperson later acknowledged that he had not filed to run on Monday.
Former Vice President Mike Pence did not file to run for President today. https://t.co/DV7PjhTD6X
— Devin O'Malley (@devin_omalley) December 26, 2022
It is unclear who filed the paperwork that gave the appearance that Pence was launching an official presidential campaign.
The document refers to “Mike Richard Pence” many times. The former vice president’s full legal first name is “Michael.”
Some hypothesized that the phony presidential file was a practical joke on the former vice president.
Pence team says it isn't real so I deleted my other tweet.
But it begs the question of who made a Mike Pence for President filing with the FEC today lol https://t.co/yrzRs602Sv
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 26, 2022
The lawsuit raises the likelihood that an Indiana citizen with a similar name intended to prank his namesake.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
While Pence hasn’t yet filed a statement of candidacy, the former Indiana governor has suggested he’s strongly considering running for president in 2024.
If Pence were to run, he’d merit the distinction of being one of the few vice presidents in American history to face the president they served under in a primary. CONTINUE READING…