Pence Travels to Yuma to Support McSally, GOP Candidates

In an airport hangar in Yuma, Arizona Friday, hundreds of people gathered in support of GOP statewide candidates and to hear from Vice President Mike Pence.

While references to George Soros and Tom Steyer were met with loud booing, the crowd cheered about electing Congresswoman Martha McSally as Arizona’s next U.S. Senator.

With a surprise introduction from Senator David Perdue of Georgia, McSally took the stage and celebrated the accomplishments of the Republican majorities in Congress.

“America is back, and Arizona is back,” McSally said. “With a Republican majority in the Senate and a Republican majority in the House we’ve cut your taxes. We’re rolling back heavy-handed regulations. We’re supporting our military and building their strength. We’re supporting our veterans. And we’re going to secure our border.”

McSally’s speech also focused on the contrasts between herself and Democrat opponent Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, specifically on national security, federal tax reform and border security, all issues that McSally says Sinema is out of touch with Arizonans.

“She [Sinema] is Chuck Schumer’s number one recruit,” McSally said. “There is so much at stake in this election. I would be honored to represent you all in the Senate. I would be honored to have your vote.”

Vice President Pence joined McSally on stage and announced to the crowd, “I am here for one reason, and one reason only: Arizona and America need Martha McSally in the United States Senate.”

Pence touted the achievements of the Republican administration, such as adding 4.2 million new jobs in the last two years and the unemployment rate being at a 50-year low. He also mentioned the “largest trade deal in American history, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will finally put American jobs, farmers and ranchers first.”

“It’s been two years of action,” Pence said. “It’s been two years of results. It’s been two years of promises made, promises kept. And we’re just getting started. That’s why we need Martha McSally in the United States Senate.”

“I was for senator Martha McSally before it was cool,” Pence said before listing a number of McSally’s congressional accomplishments, including saving the A-10 Warthog, giving veterans choice in their health care decisions and eliminating the Obamacare individual mandate while fighting to keep coverage for those with preexisting conditions.

Pence also acknowledged how the midterms are usually tough for the party in the White House, but he said President Trump doesn’t care much for conventional wisdom.

“We made history in 2016. We’re going to make history again in 2018 when we elect Martha McSally and reelect Republican majorities on Capitol Hill,” Pence said.

Pence also encouraged the crowd to support Governor Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark Brnovich, and other GOP candidates on the ballot in November.

Lorna Romero

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