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The NYT claimed VP Mike Pence was running a 'shadow campaign' -- then Pence responded

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The New York Times insinuated that Vice President Mike Pence is running a "shadow campaign" for 2020. President Donald Trump's campaign manager-turned-counselor Kellyanne Conway told "This Week's" George Stephanopoulos that the administration has "zero concern" that the VP is prepping for a presidential run.

Mike Opelka asked attorney and friend Wendy Patrick to explain where all this is coming from on Monday's "Pure Opelka." She said that Trump has "not forecast in any way, shape or form that he's not going to be running again in the next term," but people may assume that any fundraising efforts on Pence's part are in anticipation of impeachment.

She said Pence's forceful language in his response to the Times was newsworthy in itself. Pence said in a tweeted statement:

“Today’s article in The New York Times is disgraceful and offensive to me, my family and our entire team. The allegations in this article are categorically false and represent just the latest attempt by the media to divide this administration....

Whatever fake news may come our way, my entire team will continue to focus all our efforts to advance the president’s agenda and see him re-elected in 2020. Any suggestion otherwise is both laughable and absurd.”

Mike said this was a more human and less technical response than we're used to hearing from Pence.

To see more from Mike, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pure Opelka” weekdays 12-3 p.m. ET, "Pure Opelka Replay" weekdays 10-1 a.m. ET & “Pure Opelka” Saturdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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