• Mike Pompeo’s political action committee spent $30,000 on media training between March and June 2021.
  • The former secretary of state is rebranding his personal and political image, Axios reported. 
  • Last April Pompeo also signed on as a contributor with Fox News. 

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is working to upgrade his personal and political brand in advance of a potential presidential bid, Axios reported. 

Axios reported that between March and June 2021, Pompeo’s political action committee spent $30,000 on media training – the highest service it spent on excluding payroll during the first half of last year. 

Pompeo’s PAC made the payments to a firm that’s run by Brett O’Donnell, a GOP strategist and adviser to the former secretary of state, Axios reported. 

The outlet reported the spending highlights the importance Pompeo is placing on branding amid speculation he’s preparing to run for president. 

The former Trump secretary of state also signed on as a contributor to Fox News in April 2021. Additionally, Pompeo said he’s lost 90 pounds in six months. 

Insider was unable to reach Pompeo, who HAS previously denied any political aspirations for 2024. 

“The truth is, I’m really getting ready for 2044 and hoping I’ll be around in 2054,” Pompeo told the New York Post, referencing time he wants to spend with his family. 

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