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Former VP Mike Pence stumps in Plains Twp.

Tom Riese
Former vice president Mike Pence spoke to the press and a small group of supporters after a private fundraiser for U.S. Congressman Dan Meuser. Jim Bognet, the Republican candidate for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district, joined them.

Former vice president Mike Pence was in Plains Twp. today to show his support for two Pennsylvania GOP candidates.

After a private fundraiser event for 9th district U.S. Congressman Dan Meuser, both Pence and Meuser were joined by 8th district candidate Jim Bognet to speak to members of the press and a small group of supporters.

Standing up to Democrats in the White House and in Congress before the midterm elections on Nov. 8 was a central theme at the event off Route 315.

In response to a question about Republican voters “being pulled in several different directions” by the party, Pence had this to say:

"I have to tell you, traveling throughout about 35 states over the last year, I think the Republican Party is more united than any time in my lifetime," Pence said.

Pence went on to say that the Nov. 8 election is possibly the most important in the history of the nation. The former vice president declined to say whether or not he would run for president in 2024.

Tom Riese is a multimedia reporter and the local host for NPR's Morning Edition. He comes to NEPA by way of Philadelphia. He is a York County native who studied journalism at Temple University.