Pence files paperwork for Trump to be on New Hampshire ballot

Vice President Pence on Thursday traveled to New Hampshire and filed papers to officially put President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE’s name on the Republican primary ballot in the state.

“We’re going to be here in New Hampshire; we’re going to be traveling all over the country,” Pence said in brief remarks at the State House in Concord before filing the paperwork in the secretary of state’s office on Thursday morning.

Pence emphasized the Trump administration’s efforts to rebuild the military, cut taxes and regulations and renegotiate trade deals, saying Trump had delivered for the American people “despite incredible opposition by the Democrats and their allies in the media.”

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“Under President Donald Trump’s leadership, we have made America great again,” Pence continued. “But to keep America great, New Hampshire, we need four more years.”

Pence was greeted by New Hampshire’s Republican governor, John Sununu, upon his arrival in the state. As he approached the State House, he was met with a handful of protesters as well as Trump-Pence supporters, who greeted him with chants of “four more years.”

Pence was joined by former Trump campaign aide Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiLewandowski decides against Senate bid Georgia ready for unpredictable Senate race Trump on Harris dropping out of race: 'We will miss you Kamala!' MORE as he filed the paperwork on Thursday morning. Lewandowski, who is weighing a Senate run in New Hampshire, told reporters he would decide by the end of the year whether he will launch a campaign.

A number of states have canceled their Republican primaries, but not New Hampshire, where Trump is expected to face primary challengers. Former South Carolina Gov. Mark SanfordMark SanfordTrump challenger Bill Weld rules out 2020 independent bid Judge throws out lawsuit against South Carolina GOP for canceling 2020 primary The Hill's Campaign Report: Late bids surprise 2020 Democratic field MORE, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldWeld says Trump wants reporters to 'roam free' in Iran, but not US Trump primary challengers left off Wisconsin ballot Bannon: 'We need the Republican establishment on board' to reelect Trump MORE and former Illinois Rep. Joe WalshJoe WalshWalsh plans protest at RNC headquarters over 'nakedly anti-Democratic' primary cancellations Pelosi announced as lead guest on season premiere of 'Real Time with Bill Maher' Rep. Collins says Democrats are 'in love with terrorists,' 'mourn Soleimani' MORE have all launched campaigns against Trump.

Trump won the GOP primary in New Hampshire easily during the 2016 election cycle, walking away with 35 percent of the vote in a large field of candidates. Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFormer Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' NYT: Justice investigating alleged Comey leak of years-old classified info New Hampshire state lawmaker switches support from Warren to Klobuchar MORE narrowly defeated Trump in the state in the 2016 general election.

The president, who mostly confines his campaign rallies to red states, has shown an interest in New Hampshire, holding a rally there in August where he emphasized the strength of the U.S. economy and projected confidence about ongoing trade negotiations with China.