Pence to spend the week in campaign mode

- Maret 05, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence will continue his campaign-style blitz around the country this week as Republicans scramble to stave off what they fear could be a Democratic wave in the 2018 midterm elections.

Pence has pledged to be a regular presence on the trail, where he is seen as a popular speaker and gifted fundraiser, without President Donald Trump’s flair for controversy.

Pence will travel to Iowa, Nebraska, Kentucky and Ohio this week for a mix of official and campaign events, a White House aide said. The trips reflect a strategy of mixing official events to promote tax cuts with campaign events for Republican candidates.

Pence is slated to travel to Council Bluffs, Iowa on Tuesday to tout tax cuts as part of an event sponsored by America First Policies, an outside group that promotes Trump’s policy agenda. He’ll then travel to Nebraska to campaign for Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts.

Pence will travel to Kentucky on Wednesday to campaign for Rep. Andy Barr, who faces a potentially tough re-election fight in 2018, and participate in another America First Policies event on tax cuts.

On Friday, Pence will travel to Ohio for another America First Policies event on taxes in Cleveland and campaign for Rep. Steve Stivers.

Pence will have held more than 30 campaign events this year by the end of April, the official said. Pence is also raising money for GOP candidates through a leadership PAC.


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