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As midterms draw near, Vice President Mike Pence to visit KC for Hawley, Kobach rally

Vice President Pence rallies in Wichita for Kris Kobach

In the shadow the B-29 "Doc", Vice President Mike Pence urged Kansans to elect Kris Kobach as governor so he can bring Trump administration policies on taxes and immigration to the state level.
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In the shadow the B-29 "Doc", Vice President Mike Pence urged Kansans to elect Kris Kobach as governor so he can bring Trump administration policies on taxes and immigration to the state level.

Five days before the November midterm elections, Vice President Mike Pence plans to attend a campaign rally for Republican candidates involved in some of the nation’s most competitive races.

Pence will attend a Nov. 2 campaign rally hosted by the American Conservative Union and Family Research Council Action, according to a tweet from Kansas gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach.

“Join me Friday with Vice President in Kansas City!” Kobach tweeted shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday.

According to an event page, the rally aims to galvanize support for a line-up of Republican candidates, including Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley, who will face off against U.S Sen. Claire McCaskill in a heated battle on Nov. 6.

Rep. Vicky Hartzler, who is running to keep her seat in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District and Rep. Kevin Yoder, who must defend his seat in Kansas’ 3rd congressional district this year against fierce competition from Democrat Sharice Davids, are also expected to be part of the rally.

Also included: congressional candidate Steve Watkins, running for a seat in Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District, and Rep. Sam Graves, of Missouri’s 6th Congressional District.

The visit is not Pence’s first trip to Kansas City to support Republican candidates. He visited Kansas City’s Wheeler Downtown Airport in July to promote President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and help raise money for Yoder’s campaign.

He stumped for Kobach in Wichita last week.

The free event is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m at Hy-vee Arena.

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. (July 11, 2018)

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