Former Vice President Mike Pence returns next month to New Hampshire, the state that for a century has held the first primary in the race for the White House.
Pence will keynote a fundraising event for the New Hampshire Senate Republicans on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Word of the former vice president’s appearance at the gathering, which will take place in Manchester, New Hampshire, was shared first with Fox News on Sunday.
Pence is also headlining a Heritage Action event against tax increases while in New Hampshire. The former vice president joined the Heritage Foundation, one of the oldest and most influential think tanks in the conservative movement, as a distinguished visiting fellow earlier this year.
The trips to the early voting presidential primary and caucus states will fuel further speculation that Pence is gearing up towards a 2024 GOP White House run as he crisscrosses the country to help fellow Republicans running in the 2022 elections.
The fundraiser in New Hampshire will help bring in campaign cash for Republicans as they build resources to hold their 14–10 majority in the New Hampshire Senate in next year’s contests. Republicans, thanks in part to GOP Gov. Chris Sununu’s landslide reelection victory in 2020, won back control of both houses of the state legislature, which they had lost in the 2018 elections.