LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Vice President Mike Pence made his way to the Bluegrass to show his support for Governor Matt Bevin as the incumbent begins his campaign for re-election.
This afternoon, Vice President Pence was met by an enthusiastic crowd once Air Force 2 touched down at Blue Grass Airport. He shook hands and posed for pictures. He was also surrounded by a huge security team including the Secret Service.
The event started with quick remarks by Bevin’s running mate, Sen. Ralph Alvarado, then Bevin took the stage.
The governor touted his cutting of regulations and job creation while in office before introducing Vice President Pence.
In addition to lauding Governor Matt Bevin and pushing Kentuckians to re-elect him, VP Pence took the opportunity to talk about border security, anti-Semitism and socialism.
“If we celebrate everything you’ve accomplished in Kentucky, celebrate everything we’ve been able to accomplish across this country… if we talk about how our principles are working every day between now and election day, I’m confident. I’m confident you’re going to re-elect Governor Matt Bevin to the state house,” said Pence.
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The Kentucky Democratic Party has released a statement on the event:
“As the least popular Governor in the Country, it is not a surprise that Bevin would call upon his rich and powerful friends to try to help him out. After they leave Lexington today they’re off to a remote luxury resort for a secretive retreat with the American Enterprise Institute to rub elbows with some of the most powerful lobbyists in the country.
“As Governor of Indiana Mike Pence’s hateful agenda cost his state millions in lost business. He also oversaw one of the worst outbreaks of Hepatitis A in the nation as governor, just like the one we are experiencing now under Bevin. They’re two peas in a pod, and neither one of them knows what is best for Kentucky.”