Allies of former Vice President Mike Pence launched a super PAC on Tuesday (May 16) aimed at paving the way for the Republican’s Presidential nomination in 2024, according to officials of the organization.
The pro-American super PAC is co-chaired by former Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Republican strategist Scott Reed, who managed the 1996 presidential campaign of the late Senator Bob Dole.
The Super PAC, called Committed to America, is opening offices in Dallas and Iowa, said Mike Ricci, the communications strategist.
Ricci explained that the campaign was intended to reintroduce Pence to U.S. voters as his “own man” and not simply the Vice President in the Trump administration.
Reed revealed the campaign is attempting to paint Pence as a “true economic, social, and national security conservative — a Reagan conservative.”
The super PAC is trying to recreate the model Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) used with tremendous success during the 2022 midterms. He defeated Trump-endorsed former Senator David Perdue in the 2022 GOP primary before defeating Democrat Stacey Abrams in the peach state’s general election.
Bobby Saparow, an executive for the Super PAC who served as Kemp’s campaign manager, relayed that the PAC would be taking the plan developed for Kemp would be taken to the national stage.
Saparow suggested the PAC would be reproducing the “recipe”
Pence said in an exclusive interview with NBC News last week that he will announce his decision on whether to run for President in 2024 by the end of June.
The former Vice President has, at times, struggled to balance competing demands: providing a compelling contrast to the GOP front-runner and
former President Trump or taking credit for the work of the Trump-Pence administration.