Mike Pence seems to have decided that the only way past Donald Trump is through Donald Trump.
Unlike many of Trump’s would-be 2024 challengers, his former vice president is issuing a direct challenge by endorsing against him in critical races in states that were hotly contested in 2020.
Pence’s latest move is an endorsement of Republican Karrin Taylor Robson in the Arizona governor’s race.
That move puts Pence in direct opposition to Trump, who is supporting former local TV anchor Kari Lake in the state’s August 2 primary. “Few can take on the Fake News Media like Kari,” Trump said in announcing his endorsement last fall.
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