Luzerne County, Pa. - Today Vice President Mike Pence campaigned in Luzerne County for Congressional Candidate John Chrin.
Chrin aims to unseat incumbent Democrat Matt Cartwright in the newly-formed 8th District.
Vice President Pence came to rally the GOP Troops around John Chrin at the main hanger at the Wilkes-Barre-Wyoming Valley Airport. Pence insists that a Chrin victory would help keep the Republicans in control of the house representatives and further the Trump agenda.
It was a party atmosphere as Vice President Pence and Congressional Candidate John Chrin took the stage. The GOP is hoping the prestige of the Vice President can motivate voters, both Republican and Democrats to vote for Chrin. Chrin spoke to a crowd of around 300 people about the need to continue the Republican agenda, the Trump agenda.
"The President and the Vice President need help with their agenda," said Chrin. "I want to work with them and I will work with them to continue to make America great agenda to put Americans first."
Chrin also fired back at claims made by the Cartwright campaign that he is not a Pennsylvania resident.
"He also loves to confuse people and say John lives in New Jersey," said Chrin. "I don't. I live in Monroe County. I vote here and I pay my taxes here."
Then it was the Vice President's turn, immediately bringing the Trump mystic to the crowd.
"I'm here on his behalf and on my own behalf for one reason and one reason only...Pennsylvania and America need John Chrin in the Congress of the United States of America," said Vice President Pence.
Vice President Pence talked about what he sees as GOP successes that will continue with the help of Chrin.
"$4.3 million new jobs created in the last two years and unemployment at a 50 year low," said Vice President Pence.
And the Vice President hammered away at one theme.
"In John Chrin you have a true conservative who literally embodies Pennsylvania values and will put Pennsylvania first," said Vice President Pence.
Pence also gave words of support for just about every major Republican candidate in this part of the commonwealth, urging Republicans to get out the vote to head off what some are predicting as a blue wave in the mid-terms.
By Jessica Albert
Oct 24, 2018