Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pouring money into a new political group amid speculation about a possible 2024 presidential run, records show.
Why it matters: Champion American Values, formed in February,is the same phrase that Pompeo has been using lately including during remarks last month to an influential group of Republicans in Iowa, seen as a clear sign he's considering a 2024 bid.
Between the lines: Pompeo hasn't officially declared his affiliation with the new PAC. But in records posted Thursday, his still-active House campaign committee reported steering $155,000 to the group justtwo days after it was formed.
- Champion American Values uses the same treasurer and Wichita bank as that campaign committee.
- Its acronym, CAV PAC, invokes Pompeo's service as an Army cavalry officer.
The big picture: The new PAC is just one of the political and policy endeavors that Pompeo has pursued since he left the State Department.
- He recently joined the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank, and the American Center for Law and Justice, the legal advocacy group run by former Trump attorney Jay Sekulow.
- Pompeo also lent his name to a series of email and text message fundraising appeals for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
- He booked a prime speaking slot in February at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he recalled advice his mother once gave him: "Keep championing American values."
What's next: Champion American Values' specific plans aren't yet clear.
- A Pompeo spokesperson did not respond to questions from Axios about the new PAC.
- Four web domains associated with the group have been registered since February, but noneis active yet.