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Mike Pence plans 2nd stop in Nebraska — this time for a Ricketts’ fundraiser — and donates to local races

February 8, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence is planning at least two stops in Nebraska to bolster Republican incumbents.

Gov. Pete Ricketts’ campaign said Wednesday that Pence is planning to attend a fundraiser for Ricketts on March 6.

That’s in addition to a previously announced fundraiser for Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District. No date has been announced.

In a statement, Ricketts’ campaign manager, Jessica Flanagain, said the campaign is “thrilled” to welcome Pence, a former governor of Indiana, to Nebraska.

Pence is also throwing his financial support into three Nebraska races.

Politico reported Wednesday that Pence’s political action committee, Great America Committee, has donated to Ricketts, Bacon and Sen. Deb Fischer, all running for re-election this year.

The news outlet said the PAC gave $5,400 each to congressional candidates and donated to 30 House members, three senators and four governors.

In a statement, Bacon’s campaign manager, Mary Jane Truemper, said: “We welcome the support of Vice President Pence. Our hope is that Offutt Air Force Base becomes a frequent stopping point for Air Force 2 in 2018 and beyond!”

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