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VP Pence returning to KC as campaign enters final days

Posted at 11:16 PM, Oct 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 06:34:21-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Vice President Mike Pence is returning to Kansas City as local Congressional races heat up during the closing weeks before the Nov. 6 general election.

Pence will be joined by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate who is running against incumbent Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, among others during the American Conservative Union’s CPAC 365: Kansas City event at 1 p.m. on Nov. 2 at HyVee Arena in Kansas City, Missouri.

U.S. House candidates Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri’s Fourth District and Rep. Sam Graves of Missouri’s Sixth District also will participate along with Rep. Kevin Yoder of the Kansas Third District and Steve Watkins of the Kansas Second District.

The 90-minute event will take place in the former Kemper Arena, which has been overhauled and remodeled under new management.

Kemper Arena was the site of the 1976 Republican National Convention.

Those wishing to attend must register for tickets.

Pence visited Wichita and Topeka on Oct. 18 to stump for Kobach and Watkins.

Pence also visited Springfield, Missouri, on Oct. 8 at a fundraiser for Hawley.

President Trump visited Topeka in early October for a campaign rally and plans to visit Columbia on Thursday for a Make America Great Again rally in support of Hawley.

Pence was last in Kansas City in July, when he was in town to promote Trump’s tax cuts and attend a fundraiser for Yoder.

Hawley, Kobach, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, and State Rep. Lynn Jenkins also made appearances during that visit by Pence.