Vice President Mike Pence stopped at a York County manufacturing plant Thursday to pitch the trade deal. York Daily Record
Vice President Mike Pence will be in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, stumping for President Trump in a battleground state on the day the Senate is expected to vote on his impeachment.
Pence will be accompanied by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, during two visits in the state. One is in Philadelphia, focusing on education. The second is a Women for Trump event at 5 p.m. at the Radisson in Camp Hill.
This will be Pence’s fifth visit to Pennsylvania in the last 13 months. He has been campaigning heavily in the Keystone state, Michigan and Wisconsin as part of the Trump team’s re-election strategy to hold onto Rust Belt states the president flipped from red to blue for an upset victory in 2016.
How to get tickets
The rally is free, but tickets are required. You can get tickets through Trump’s campaign website. Registration was still open as of Tuesday afternoon.
What will Pence talk about in Pennsylvania?
Pence, DeVos and Conway will start the trip in Philadelphia, where at 12:35 p.m. the vice president will deliver remarks at St. Francis de Sales School, 917 S. 47th St., to celebrate school choice week and education freedom. They will then travel to the Harrisburg area for a Women for Trump event at 5 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill.
Here’s who will join Pence
It’s not immediately clear which Pennsylvania leaders will join Pence, Conway and DeVos during their visits to the state. Typically, in attendance are Republican congressmen from the region, such as Scott Perry and Lloyd Smucker, who are both running for re-election in 2020. State Sen. Kristen Philips-Hill, a Republican from York County, spoke in support of Trump in December when the president campaigned in Hershey. It’s unclear if she will be at the Women for Trump event Wednesday.
Jeffrey Lord, a local Republican author, FOX News contributor and former Reagan press secretary, said he was invited by the Trump team to be there and will attend.
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Why they are focusing on women
Trump and Pence won Pennsylvania by 44,292 votes in 2016, thanks in part to thousands of first-time voters in southcentral Pennsylvania. The president has typically trailed Democrats among women in Pennsylvania, according to recent polls.
But the support he does have from women is loyal and growing.
For example, Cheryl Whitesell, a 69-year-old voter from blue-collar Wilkes-Barre in northeast Pennsylvania, said she won’t vote for anyone but Trump. “I finally feel like we have a fighter in the White House who is fighting for me, and I’m going to fight for him.”
Lord, who worked in the Reagan Administration in the 1980s, said Trump’s support with women is like nothing he has seen.
“They’re not just for him. They’re passionate about this,” he said.
Heavy traffic and delays are expected during the vice president’s visit. Temporary road closures are also expected when the vice president’s motorcade moves from Harrisburg International Airport to Camp Hill, but local police didn’t have a list of closures as of Tuesday.
Parking is free at the hotel.
The high is 40 and the low is 34, according to the National Weather Service. There is no rain or snow in the forecast, but it is expected to be cloudy throughout the day.
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