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Former United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be visiting the Hawkeye State on Friday and, according to reports, CSPAN plans to cover his stop.

That decision by the network has led to dubbing Pompeo’s stop as the unofficial beginning of the 2024 campaign for President.

CSPAN will be sending cameras to tape his speech at the Westside Conservative Club.

“This felt like a natural start because he’s publicly said he’s looking at 2024,” Nate Hurst, C-SPAN’s deputy political editor, said Wednesday. “A trip to Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina at this point in the cycle to meet with smaller political groups is a classic testing of the waters.”

The event is scheduled to begin at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, March 26. It will be held at the Iowa Machine Shed.

Author: Jacob Hall