MILWAUKEE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is raising money in Wisconsin for the Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir.
Pence was in Milwaukee on Thursday night for the closed-door fundraiser. Vukmir faces the Democrat Tammy Baldwin in the November election.
Vukmir has trailed Baldwin in fundraising to date, but the visit by Pence is sure to give her a financial boost.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Pence told reporters at Mitchell International Airport that Vukmir has served the state with distinction and that he and President Donald Trump are happy to have her in the Senate race. He also said Vukmir would support Trump’s nominees to the federal courts.
Trump endorsed Vukmir after her primary victory over Kevin Nicholson.
Baldwin spokesman Bill Neidhardt said Pence is supporting Vukmir because she supports the Trump administration’s push to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, while Baldwin supports keeping it.