Vice President Mike Pence appeared in Michigan today to rally for Lena Epstein, the Trump Republican running for Congress in the 11th District, as well as other candidates.
Pence also backed Rep. Mike Bishop in his re-election battle, as well as Bill Schuette for Governor, and John James for US Senate.
Epstein, a small business owner who co-chaired President Trump’s 2016 campaign in Michigan, is running against former Obama administration staffer Haley Stevens. Polls show the race is a toss up.
Pence says Michigan voters need to make sure the “blue wave” hits a red wall in the Great Lakes State.
According to the Detroit News:
“Vice President Mike Pence on Monday urged voters to support two Republican U.S. House candidates and other statewide hopefuls with eight days to go before Election Day.
But Pence took the first few minutes of the campaign rally to condemn the weekend massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 people were killed and another six were wounded.
The vice president called it an assault on freedom of religion and promised that “justice in this instance will be swift and severe.”
The vice president was in Oakland County to support the re-election of U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, the Rochester Republican, and the election of Republican candidate Lena Epstein in the 11th Congressional District, which covers parts of Wayne and Oakland counties.
Pence urged voters to elect Bishop and Epstein to keep the Trump administration’s initiatives going, including tax relief, the fight against opioid abuse and immigration restriction efforts.
“All that talk about a blue wave, let’s just make sure that blue wave hits a red wall right here in Michigan,” he said to applause.”