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Vice President Pence in Wisconsin stumping for Vukmir

August 30, 2018
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Vice President Mike Pence answers questions from the media while appearing with Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir during a stop in Milwaukee, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Pence was in Milwaukee on Thursday night for a closed-door fundraiser to raise money in Wisconsin for Vukmir, who faces Democrat Tammy Baldwin in the November election. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is raising money in Wisconsin for Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir.

Pence was in Milwaukee on Thursday night for the closed-door fundraiser. Vukmir faces Democrat Tammy Baldwin in the November election.

Vukmir has trailed Baldwin in fundraising to date, but the Pence visit is sure to give her a financial boost.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Pence told reporters at Mitchell International Airport that Vukmir has served the state with distinction and he and President Donald Trump are excited to have her in the Senate race. He also said Vukmir would support Trump’s nominees to the federal courts.

Trump endorsed Vukmir after her primary victory over Kevin Nicholson.

Baldwin spokesman Bill Neidhardt said Pence is supporting Vukmir because she supports the Trump administration’s push to eliminate the national health care law while Baldwin supports keeping it.

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