Pence to appear at fundraiser for Pennsylvania GOP candidate

Pence to appear at fundraiser for Pennsylvania GOP candidate
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Vice President Pence is set to appear at a fundraiser for GOP congressional hopeful Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania next week. 

According to an invitation for the event posted on Twitter by CNN White House producer Elizabeth Landers, the fundraiser will cost attendees at least $5,400. 

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Those wanting to take part in a meet and greet with Pence will have to part with $10,000. 

The stop at the fundraiser for Saccone is part of a larger effort by Pence to boost Republicans across the country ahead of the midterm elections, according to a Politico report published earlier this month.

Pence's appearance at the fundraiser will come roughly two weeks after President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE traveled to Pennsylvania.

The White House sought to frame that trip as an official stop to tout the recently passed GOP tax plan. But Trump tweeted at the time that he was going to Pennsylvania "in order to give my total support" to Saccone. 

Saccone is running against Democrat Conor Lamb in a special House election to fill the seat vacated by former Rep. Tim MurphyTim MurphyA federal abortion law might be needed Female Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations Pennsylvania New Members 2019 MORE (R-Pa.), who resigned last year after allegations emerged that he encouraged a woman he was having an affair with to terminate a possible pregnancy, despite his vocal opposition to abortion rights.

The special election is set for March 13.