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Arizona Gov. Ducey joins advisory board of Mike Pence’s new group

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey greets then-Vice President Mike Pence at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on May 1, 2018. (Twitter Photo/@dougducey)

PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is serving as an advisor for a new conservative advocacy group launched Wednesday by former Vice President Mike Pence.

Advancing American Freedom aims to promote the achievements of the Donald Trump administration and work as a counterpoint to the agenda of President Joe Biden.

“Advancing American Freedom plans to build on the success of the last four years by promoting traditional Conservative values and promoting the successful policies of the Trump administration,” Pence said in a press release.

“Conservatives will not stand idly by as the radical left and the new administration attempt to threaten America’s standing as the greatest nation in the world with their destructive policies.”

Ducey is among 30-plus members of the group’s advisory board. Other notable names on the board include former Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, actor Kirk Cameron and Edwin Meese, who was attorney general under Ronald Reagan.

A Pence aide said the group, which is widely seen a part of the groundwork for a potential 2024 run, will focus on a broad range of issues, from school choice to energy independence to foreign affairs.

In a tweet Wednesday, Ducey said he was “incredibly honored” to be an advisor for the group.

It’s not the first national role Ducey has taken while serving as Arizona’s governor. In December, he was elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association for 2021.

He’d been that group’s vice chair the previous year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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