VP Pence campaigns on McMaster's behalf ahead of Tuesday primary

VP Pence campaigns on McMaster's behalf ahead of Tuesday primary
Updated: Jun. 23, 2018 at 10:56 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WIS) - Vice President Mike Pence spent Saturday afternoon in Conway, urging South Carolina voters to cast their ballots for Governor Henry McMaster in Tuesday's run-off election against Republican challenger John Warren.

Pence touted McMaster's loyalty to then-candidate Donald Trump, who he supported throughout his presidential campaign.

"President Trump and I stand with the people of SC and we stand with Governor Henry McMaster," Pence said at Saturday's rally at Coastal Carolina University.

Pence said McMaster's strong support of Trump has allowed the administration to move forward with its agenda. Pence also touched on Trump's immigration reform, record low unemployment rate, and the state of the economy.

"It's a little more than 500 days of action, of accomplishment, it's been a little more than 500 days of promises made and promises kept," Pence said.

The venue estimated around 500 people were in attendance to see McMaster and Pence. The visit marks the first of two from the Trump administration ahead of Tuesday's election. President Trump will campaign for McMaster Monday night in Columbia.

"As president Trump says, we're winning, we're winning, and we're gonna keep on winning," McMaster said. "Just in the short time I've been in office I've had the pleasure of announcing $6 billion in new investment and almost 22,000 new jobs and that's the best we've ever done and we're going to keep on doing it!"

Republican challenger John Warren, who McMaster will face in the run-off, held a press conference in Conway on Saturday. When asked about the presidential visit, Warren said he is confident he will get along and be successful in working with President Trump, if elected.

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