TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit Kansas next week for events to help Republicans Kris Kobach and Steve Watkins in their campaigns for governor and Congress.
Kobach’s campaign says Pence will come Sept. 18 to Wichita for an event to show his support for Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state. Kobach’s campaign said the details still are being worked out.
Watkins’ campaign announced Wednesday that Pence will have a private Sept. 19 fundraiser for the candidate’s campaign in the 2nd Congressional District of eastern Kansas. While the details still are being settled, tickets will start at $250.
Pence’s events will come less than two weeks after President Donald Trump had a rally in Topeka aimed at helping Kobach and Watkins in a state Trump carried easily in 2016.
SEDGWICK COUNTY – Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Kansas to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach.
According to the Kobach campaign, the rally is scheduled for Thursday October 18 in Wichita. The Vice President’s office has not released the exact time or location of the rally.
President Trump held a campaign rally for Kobach and other GOP candidates Saturday in Topeka.
Kobach is in a battle with Democrat Laura Kelly and Independent candidate Greg Orman for governor. The election is November 6.