Pence stops in Pennsylvania to stump for Rothfus

June 23, 2018 - 4:36 pm

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence made a stop in Pennsylvania to support third-term Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus's congressional campaign.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Pence told about 100 supporters at a hotel in Moon Township near Pittsburgh that they must back Rothfus against fellow Congressman Conor Lamb, his opponent in the 17th District.

The vice president said "I can't tell you how much it means to moving things in the right direction in Washington, D.C." He also cited a lengthy friendship with Rothfus, saying "I was for Keith Rothfus before it was cool."

The boundaries of Pennsylvania's congressional districts are changing with the Nov. 6 election. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ordered new boundaries to replace the ones it ruled were unconstitutionally gerrymandered by Republicans. The new 17th District is considered a tossup.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

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