Pence headlines fundraiser for Youngkin in Virginia governor's race

Pence headlines fundraiser for Youngkin in Virginia governor's race

Former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Manchin, Sanders in budget feud; Biden still upbeat Biden, Trump tied in potential 2024 match-up: poll Nearly 80 percent of Republicans want to see Trump run in 2024: poll MORE headlined a fundraiser for Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin, according to a photo Pence posted on Thursday. 

"Great to be in Virginia Beach supporting a true Conservative and the next Governor of the Old Dominion, Glenn Youngkin," Pence tweeted. 

Politico reported on Tuesday that Pence was slated to headline the fundraiser

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Democrats were quick to use news of the fundraiser to tie Youngkin to former President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE, a strategy they have employed throughout the gubernatorial campaign. 

“Glenn Youngkin’s decision to appear with fellow Trump loyalist Mike Pence is yet another reminder that he is too extreme for Virginia," Virginia Democratic Party spokesperson Manuel Bonder said in a statement. "Pence is all in on Youngkin because he knows Glenn will help him and Donald Trump advance a dangerous right wing agenda: slashing funding for education and law enforcement, attacking reproductive rights, and gutting Virginians’ health care."

Pence is the latest former Trump administration official and potential 2024 GOP presidential hopeful to hit the campaign trail with Youngkin. Last month former United Nations Ambassador Nikki HaleyNikki HaleyUS rejoins UN Human Rights Council, reversing Trump exit Smarkets betting site makes Trump favorite in 2024 Nikki Haley gets lifetime post on Clemson Board of Trustees MORE campaigned with Youngkin over the course of two days in Richmond and Northern Virginia. Former Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoThe CIA's next mission: Strategic competition with China and Russia Biden, Trump tied in potential 2024 match-up: poll Why is Trump undermining his administration's historic China policies? MORE is slated to headline a fundraiser for Youngkin next month in Washington, D.C.