The economic despair of a huge percentage of farmers in India is not likely to help the government as elections draw nearer.
The Former Texas Rep. has spent record levels on Facebook advertisements.
After mulling a possible run for months, the billionaire media owner announced his decision on Tuesday.
Vice President Pence said that the choice is "between freedom and socialism, between personal responsibility and government dependence."
California Democrat Christine Pelosi is demanding the Democratic National Committee run campaigns overseen by people, not corporations.
The nation could see its first peaceful transfer of power since its independence in 1960, but observers worry about election irregularities.
Maria Butina used her NRA contacts in seeking to connect with U.S. conservatives during the 2016 election, prosecutors say.
The announcement quells a revolt among House Democrats and all but ensures that the former speaker will be elected to the post again.