Mike Pence spokesman says former VP did not file to run for president, suggests that someone ‘pranked’ media

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Twitter went into an uproar and multiple news outlets ran headlines suggesting that Mike Pence had entered the 2024 race on Monday evening after a “statement of candidacy” was filed with the FEC on his behalf, but a spokesperson for the former Vice President confirmed that Pence did not file paperwork to run for president.

“Former Vice President Mike Pence did not file to run for President today,” spokesman Devin O’Malley tweeted, later suggesting that someone “pranked” pundits and journalists.

O’Malley declined to comment on the filing and directed Fox News Digital to send questions to the FEC.

A spokesperson for the FEC said it cannot comment on specific filings, but noted that the agency has a process for reviewing potentially fake or fictitious forms.

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