Vice-President Pence headed to KC for last-minute stop

Published: Oct. 29, 2018 at 4:41 PM CDT
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Just two weeks after a whirlwind tour of Wichita and Topeka and days before Election Day, Vice-President Mike Pence will return to the area, hoping to offer a boost to his fellow Republicans. And, with a stop right on the Kansas-Missouri border, the GOP is hoping his trip will have twice the effect.

Pence is planning a campaign rally Friday afternoon at Hy-Vee Arena, according to the facility’s Facebook page. He’s in town to drum up votes for Kansas candidates Sec. of State’s Kris Kobach’s bid for the governor’s mansion as well as incumbent Congressman Kevin Yoder (KS-3) and Steve Watkins, who is vying for the open 2nd District seat.

Pence will also be talking up Missouri Congressional candidates including Attorney General Josh Hawley, who’s locked in a hotly-contested race with incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill.

The American Conservative Union and Family Research Council will host the November 2 event. It's scheduled to run from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Pence will appear with Lt. General William Boykin (Ret.), who served as Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence under President George W. Bush. Boykin, who participated in the 1980 Iran hostage rescue attempt, the search of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, and the Black Hawk Down incident in Somalia, currently serves as Executive Vice-President of the Family Research Council.