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Vice President Mike Pence holds MAGA event in Carter Lake

Trump/Pence set sights on NE and IA voters
Posted at 12:07 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 20:17:35-04

CARTER LAKE, Iowa (KMTV) — Election day is 33 days away and the Trump campaign is focusing in on Iowa and Nebraska's second congressional district. Today Vice President Mike Pence spoke to voters in Carter Lake.

Vice President Mike Pence came to Carter Lake Thursday afternoon to tell base voters in both

Iowa and Nebraska to get out and vote for President Trump and other conservative candidates in area races.

"The road to victory goes straight through Iowa,” Pence said.

Pence hit a variety of topics - from jobs, to the coronavirus to the Supreme Court, as well as law and order.

"Let me make you a promise, under President Donald Trump, we're going to back the blue. We're not going to defund the police," he said.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and former Congressman David Young, who's running for his old seat in Iowa's third congressional district, also warmed up the crowd.

"We got a great president, we got a great team and he couldn't do it without his partner right, Vice President Mike Pence," said Young.

While Pence complimented President Trump plenty, he also told the people at the event to vote Republican for the US Senate and House of Representative races.

"From across the river in Nebraska, we need congressman Don Bacon back in a new Republican majority,” said Pence. “We need to retire Nancy Pelosi once and for all."

Pence said the economy and law and order are on the ballot this election. He also said the election is more than just whether we're the country moves more liberal or conservative.

"I think the choice in this election is whether America remains America,” he said.

In response to the visit, the Iowa Democratic Party tells 3 News now that a Pence visit doesn't replace the president's debate performance.

“His failure to call out white supremacy, certainly matches with his policies throughout his presidency,” said Iowa Democratic Party Rural Caucus Chair, Glenn Hurst.

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