Audio: Vice President Mike Pence stumps for Hawley in SW Missouri

Vice President Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence flew to Springfield to stump for Missouri’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley Monday. Hawley delivered remarks before introducing Pence in front of roughly 200 people. He drew attention to the pivotal role his race against Democrat Claire McCaskill will have in determining the balance of power in the Senate.



During his 30 minutes address, Pence touched on Hawley’s involvement in high profile lawsuits as attorney general.



Pence praised Hawley but also spent much of his time promoting the accomplishments of President Trump’s administration. (He touted the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement forged last week as well as the 3.7 percent unemployment rates announced Friday.)



Roughly 200 people attended the rally with Hawley’s locked in a razor-tight race with incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill in November’s election.