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Mike Pence suspends 2024 presidential campaign: 'Now is not my time'

Pence is the fifth major candidate to either suspend his campaign or drop out. 

Published: October 28, 2023 2:39pm

Updated: October 28, 2023 11:57pm

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday suspended his 2024 presidential campaign after failing to gain traction with voters or donors.

He made the announcement while speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition in Nevada. 

"Last June, I announced my intention to seek the Republican nomination for president of the United States because I believe this county is in a lot of trouble," he said. "After traveling across the country over the past six months ... it's become clear to me: this is not my time." 

Pence is the fifth major candidate to either suspend his campaign or drop out of the GOP primary. 

Others that have dropped out or suspended their campaigns include Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, former Texas Rep. Will Hurd, businessman Perry Johnson and conservative talk show host Larry Elder. 

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