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VP Mike Pence plans to visit Spokane in early October

September 21, 2018

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is tentatively scheduled to campaign for Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane on Oct. 2.

A spokesman for the congresswoman says Pence’s appearance is dependent on how the schedule of Congress shakes out.

The Spokesman-Review says McMorris Rodgers and Pence were colleagues for nearly a decade in the House.

Pence would be the third political ally of President Trump to speak in the district for the congresswoman this year, following Rep. Devin Nunes and presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway.

McMorris Rodgers is the highest ranking Republican woman in the House and faces a stiff challenge this year from Democrat Lisa Brown.

Pence would be the first vice president to visit the Spokane area since 2006, when Dick Cheney visited Fairchild Air Force Base.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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