Vice President Pence scheduled for GOP rally in New Mexico

October 22, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans to attend a political rally in New Mexico in support of GOP candidates for governor, Congress and other political offices.

Gubernatorial candidate and Congressman Steve Pearce on Monday announced the rally at Roswell in a heavily Republican region of the state. New Mexico Democrats have flocked to early voting in disproportionate numbers. Hillary Clinton won the state in 2016.

Pearce and Republican congressional candidate and Yvette Herrell were scheduled to attend Friday’s event at an airport hangar.

Pearce is competing to succeed GOP Gov. Susana Martinez in a race against Democratic Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham. Herrell, a state lawmaker, is competing against attorney Xochitl Torres Small.

Herrell has campaigned as a staunch advocate of President Trump, while Pearce makes little mention of the president.

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