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Report: Vice President Mike Pence to campaign across U.S. for midterm candidates

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Posted at 9:49 AM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 09:53:44-04

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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The former Indiana governor's urgency with his travel schedule won't help to quell talks that Pence is angling for his own run. Pence's team has denied this fervently. 

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. 

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