WASHINGTON -- Vice President Mike Pence will travel across the country this summer, campaigning for 2018 Republican election candidates, according to Politico.
Pence will campaign in several Midwestern states, as well as traditionally conservative southern states like Georgia. Georgia recently held a special election, where the close race alarmed GOP strategists, Politico reported. He will stump for Georgia Republican Karen Handel on June 9.
Pence also plans to attend Republican Party events, trying to drum up excitement for President Donald Trump and spending time with donors who frequently spend in elections. This month, he praised Trump at a gala hosted by Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group.
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Pence filed paperwork in May with the Federal Election Commission to form a new Political Action Committee. Leadership PACs, like the one Pence filed, are common among members of Congress but rare for sitting vice presidents.