Pence Campaigns For Brian Kemp Ahead Of Runoff

Jul 21, 2018

On Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Macon to campaign for Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Kemp faces off in Tuesday’s runoff against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

The boisterous rally followed President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Kemp earlier this week.

Pence said Kemp’s conservative family values and hardline immigration enforcement are what made Donald Trump eager to endorse Kemp.

One of the largest reactions from the crowd in Macon came when Pence trumpeted strong support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

"Leading liberal Democrats in the country said they want to abolish ICE," Pence said. "Abolish them!" a member of the crowd yelled back.

"We will never abolish ICE," Pence said to applause from the crowd.
Kemp and Cagle are both seeking to stake out conservative positions on the coattails of Trump, each frequently evoking the president's name in television ads, in stump speeches and in debates.