V.P. Mike Pence visits Ky. endorsing Gov. Matt Bevin
LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Vice President Mike Pence visited Eastern Kentucky on Friday in support of Governor Matt Bevin’s re-election campaign.
He was joined on his trip by Republican Gov. Bevin and the majority of the 2019 Republican ticket.
The visit was in effort to drum up GOP support ahead of Tuesday’s election.
ABC 36’s Monica Harkins was granted access to follow the Vice President’s day, riding along with other members of the press in the motorcade.
The first stop was at Shep’s, a local restaurant in Corbin, for a meet and greet.
Jamie Miracle grew up in Corbin. She said she waited three hours for her seat in Shep’s.
She said it means a lot for the Vice President to visit.
“It’s a rare opportunity for someone like this to come into our little town and to just give us a few minutes to talk about politics and things going on in our country,” Miracle said.
While a fan of President Trump and his administration, she said voting at the state level is different.
“As far as the governor is concerned, we’ve had a lot going on in our state that needs addressing,” Miracle said.
The second stop was meeting with law enforcement in Willamsburg.
There, Congressman Hal Rogers, R-Kentucky 5th district, Gov. Bevin and Vice President Pence all gave a few remarks.
Pence highlighted Gov. Bevin’s support of the military and law enforcement in his remarks. Pence also took the time to thank the men and women for their service.
“We will continue to stand with you, as you stand on the thin blue line of law enforcement protecting our families in our communities in the state and this nation,” Pence said.
The third stop of the day was at a rally for 2019 Republican ticket at the Laurel London Optimist Club.
Similarly to the stop with law enforcement in Williamsburg, Pence highlights his approval of Bevin and the positive relationship with the Trump administration he has.
“By re-electing Gov. Matt Bevin and this incredible Republican ticket we’re going to actually build on the progress that Kentucky and America have made over the last three years,” Pence said. “You know, when I look back over the last three of our administration I think there’s only one way you can describe it. It’s been three years of action.”
— Monica Harkins ABC 36 (@MonicaHarkinstv) November 1, 2019