Former Vice President Mike Pence in Cincinnati as he mulls 2024 presidential run

Former Vice President Mike Pence gives short speech about American energy policy during a visit...
Former Vice President Mike Pence gives short speech about American energy policy during a visit to Cincinnati in June 2022. Photo: Sam Greene/The Enquirer(Sam Greene/The Enquirer)
Published: May. 9, 2023 at 11:07 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (ENQUIRER) - Former Vice President Mike Pence will speak to a Christian public policy group in Cincinnati on Tuesday.

Pence’s address tonight before the Center for Christian Virtue’s gala at the Duke Energy Convention Center comes as he considers a 2024 run for president.

Another possible GOP presidential candidate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, spoke April 13 to Republicans in West Chester Township just north of Cincinnati.

Pence and aides have said they expect to make an announcement about a presidential run by late June.

In the meantime, he’s traveling to key primary states of Iowa, where he spoke to the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition in April, and New Hampshire, where he’s scheduled to appear later this month.

In Cincinnati, Pence will speak to a group that has emerged as a growing voice in the culture wars. The Center for Christian Virtue, a Columbus-based group, has been one of the state’s prominent opponents of abortion and has supported providing more tax money to private schools.

Pence is one of several Republicans mulling a 2024 presidential run, including Cincinnati native and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.

Pence last visited the region in June 2022 when he joined Gov. Mike DeWine and the region’s oil and gas executives for a roundtable at a company in Spring Grove Village.

This story was written by our media partners at The Cincinnati Enquirer.