Pence to attend Las Vegas events Friday for Heller, Laxalt
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will be in Las Vegas on Friday to attend a fundraiser benefitting Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt and other GOP gubernatorial candidates and a veterans’ event with GOP Sen. Dean Heller.
The vice president’s office confirmed the events Tuesday.
A message seeking details from Heller’s office was not immediately returned.
Heller is the only Republican senator seeking re-election this year in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016. He’s made veterans’ issues a centerpiece of his campaign.
Laxalt is Nevada’s attorney general. His campaign spokesman Parker Briden said the fundraiser is a private event and Laxalt will introduce the vice president.
He did not have further details.
Pence was scheduled to attend a fundraiser for Heller in April but canceled when he instead filled in for President Donald Trump at a summit in South America.