WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in the Upstate
GREENVILLE, S.C. (WIS) - Vice President Mike Pence was campaigning in the Upstate on Tuesday afternoon.
Pence held a rally at Donaldson Jet Center in Greenville. Officials said a little more than 2,000 people attended the event held in a hangar.
He was joined by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and other Republican lawmakers including Gov. Henry McMaster, who addressed supporters.
The vice president thanked Graham for Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. She was confirmed and sworn-in Monday.
Pence said Graham has helped confirm than 200 conservative federal judges nominated by the Trump administration.
Graham told the crowd the race for his seat is the biggest challenge he’s faced. Some believe the contest between Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison and Graham will be close.
Pence told the crowd Graham needs to be reelected for six more years in a “landslide.”
The vice president made his pitch to supporters. He talked about economic recovery, supporting law enforcement, and supporting the military and veterans.
He asked the crowd to make sure they vote and encourage everyone they know to vote as well.
“If all of us do everything we need to, then in seven days we’re going to have a big win South Carolina and across the nation,” Pence said.
In response to Wednesday’s event, the South Carolian Democratic Party released this statement from their party chair, Trav Robertson Jr.:
“The arrival of Mike Pence in Greenville, as the virus continues to ravage families and communities, is an insult to every South Carolinian who believes healthcare is a human right and wants to see this virus stopped and under control. Mike Pence is in South Carolina for only one reason and it’s to shore up evangelical voters on behalf of Lindsey Graham. Republicans should be scared, because he is losing in areas that should be strong holds, and Lindsey Graham’s time as a South Carolina Senator is rapidly concluding.”
Congressmen Ralph Norman, William Timmons and Jeff Duncan also spoke to the crowd ahead of the vice president’s arrival.
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