DENVER (CBS4) — Vice President Mike Pence is making a brief stop in Colorado on Thursday.
Pence landed at Buckley Air Force Base on Air Force Two shortly at about 11 a.m. and headed to Denver to meet with one of those big super PACs behind campaign ads. He’s scheduled to speak at the America First Action Lunch at a restaurant downtown.
Members of the media are not allowed to attend that luncheon.
The vice president’s visit is part of a three-state tour to rally support for Republican candidates. The PAC is focused on electing candidates who support the political agenda of the Trump administration.
Pence said he could not meet with Colorado’s Republican candidate for governor, Walker Stapleton, during the visit because of a scheduling conflict, but Pence did say he supports Stapleton.
“When you look at what we’ve been able to do, on the national level, cutting taxes, rolling back regulation, unleashing American energy, President Trump and I know that Walker Stapleton will bring the same kind of leadership to the State House here in Colorado. And we couldn’t be more proud to stand with him, support him.”
After his visit here, Pence will head to Tulsa, Oklahoma to speak at a GOP rally and then to Wichita, Kansas for a campaign event for Kris Kobach, the Republican candidate for governor.