Mike Pompeo shells out for media makeover

Mike Pompeo's PAC spent $30K on media training from last March to June, the most on any service beyond payroll during the first six months of '21. He hasn't just been losing weight but working to hone his media skills amid a possible presidential run.

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Mike Pompeo 's PAC spent $30K on media training from last March to June, the most on any service beyond payroll during the first six months of '21. He hasn't just been losing weight but working to hone his media skills amid a possible presidential run.

Mike Pompeo 's political action committee spent $30,000 on media training from last March to June — the most on any service beyond payroll during the first six months of 2021.Why it matters: The former secretary of State hasn't just been losing weight but working to hone his media skills amid speculation about a possible presidential run, records show.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The spending highlights the premium Pompeo places on upgrading his perso

Spending reports for the second half of last year are due next week.A Pompeo spokesperson declined to commenton the payments or the former secretary's media-training regimen.Pompeo most recently made headlines whenabout his stark drop in weight, in which he lost 90 pounds in six months.

He denied any political calculus for 2024 — but not beyond."The truth is, I'm really getting ready for 2044 and hoping I'll be around in 2054," Pompeo said, alluding to sharing his life with future grandchildren.Between the lines:Network and cable news shows have turned to Pompeo since last year to provide conservative analysis and commentary — particularly on foreign policy.

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