Mike Pence Rejects Report That He Is Positioning for 2020

In one Jun meeting, an help to a clamp president, Marty Obst, pronounced Mr. Pence’s group wanted to be prepared to run in box there was an opening in 2020, according to a Republican briefed on a meeting. Nick Ayers, a clamp president’s new arch of staff, has signaled to vital Republican donors that Mr. Pence wants to be ready, a essay reported.


The essay quoted Mr. Obst denying that he and Mr. Ayers had done any private insinuations. He also called suggestions that a clamp boss was positioning himself for 2020 “beyond ridiculous.”

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Mr. Pence has set adult a domestic fund-raising organization, Great America Committee, and has hosted pivotal total during a clamp president’s mansion, like Tony Perkins of a Family Research Council and member of Charles G. and David H. Koch, a billionaire regressive financiers. Last month, a clamp boss hosted Kelly and Joe Craft, spark barons from Kentucky.

A tip White House central pronounced Sunday that there would be no reason for a clamp boss to prepared his possess White House bid since Mr. Trump designed to run. “The boss says secretly and publicly often, George, that he’ll be there for 7 and a half some-more years. So he skeleton on being a two-term president,” Kellyanne Conway, a president’s counselor, told George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” on ABC. “It is positively constant that a clamp boss is removing prepared for 2020, for re-election as clamp president.”

Mr. Stephanopoulos asked if there was any regard that Mr. Pence was using a shade campaign. “Zero concern,” Ms. Conway said. “That is finish fiction. That is finish fabrication. And we know that his advisers who had comments attributed to them have pushed behind strongly, as has a clamp president. And as am we right now unequivocally.

She added: “Vice President Pence is a really loyal, really dutiful, though also impossibly effective clamp president, and active clamp president, with this president.”

Other Republicans who have been creation trips to pivotal states or differently introducing themselves to donors that have lifted conjecture about their skeleton embody Gov. John Kasich of Ohio and Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Ben Sasse of Nebraska. Nikki R. Haley, a envoy to a United Nations, put her longtime pollster on a payroll and has turn improved proficient with New York financiers.

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