Mike Pence
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Former US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday afternoon announced that he would not run in the 2024 presidential elections.

Speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual conference in Las Vegas, Pence said he was withdrawing his candidacy.

The Associated Press quoted him as saying, "We always knew this would be an uphill battle, but I have no regrets."

"After much prayer and deliberation, I have decided to suspend my campaign for president effective today," Pence said, according to CNN.

He added, "I’m leaving this campaign, but let me promise you, I will never leave the fight for conservative values and I will never stop fighting to elect principled Republican leaders to every office in the land. So help me God."