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VP Pence campaigns in KC for Hawley, Kobach, Yoder

Posted: 7:43 PM, Nov 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-02 20:43:19-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the second time in 48 hours, a member of the White House campaigned in Missouri.  

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have become regular faces in the state of Kansas and Missouri. 

Friday Pence spoke to a crowd at HyVee Arena in Kansas City. 

"I promise you, with Kevin Yoder back in the House, with Josh Hawley in the Senate we will always protect pre-existing conditions for all Americans," said Vice President Pence. 

The rally was to energize voters in multiple races. 

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson spoke. Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt was in the crowd among others. 

Speaking at the podium were elected officials like Rep. Ron Estes, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and others. 

The Vice President praised Rep. Kevin Yoder who is at risk of losing his seat to a Democrat. 

"I know this community, I know our values, my opponent just moved here and brings with her millions of dollars in out of state money," said Yoder. 

For the second day in a row, a member of the White House has campaigned for Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. 

"She (Sen. Claire McCaskill) had a chance to vote one time for a middle-class tax cut and yet she voted no. President Trump has been fighting to roll back regulations for family farms and small businesses," said Hawley to the crowd. 

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach survived a close primary race. He now faces Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly and Independent Greg Roman.

"If you favor photo ID, you are a racist, if you favor enforcing immigration you are a racist. The definition of a racist in the Democratic Party is when a conservative is winning an argument," said Kobach. 

The election is Tuesday. President Trump will be back in Missouri on Monday.