VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Political heavy weights are hitting the campaign trail as we get closer to Election Day.
Vice President Mike Pence made a stop Hampton Roads on Wednesday night to drum up support for Republican incumbent Scott Taylor, who’s hoping to keep his seat in Congress.
Pence took to the stage and got the crowd fired up to vote in the next election. His main message to the packed house at Regent University Theatre was to keep America moving forward.
“I think this was a good show of force and I feel confident going into the final couple of weeks before the election,” Taylor said.
Pence started the night by taking a moment to address the pipe bombs that were sent to the Clintons, the Obamas and CNN offices in New York City earlier in the day.
“Acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America,” he said.
From there, it was back to business on the campaign trail and Pence brought the crowd to their feet.
“I’m here for one reason and one reason only and that is that Virginia and America need Scott Taylor back in Washington, D.C.” Pence said.
Taylor’s going up against Elaine Luria for the 2nd Congressional District. The vice president spoke about Taylor’s record, encouraging people to make their voices heard at the polls.
Elections are won by the people that show up,” he said.
“I fought over 20 years in the military for my country. I will not miss a vote,” said Navy veteran Curtis Connell.
Pence told the crowd this election is crucial, and the people 10 On Your Side spoke to agreed.
“I think the vice president nailed it. He explained we don’t want to go backwards. We want to keep going forward.”
“We need to partner at the polls, maybe find a neighbor who might struggle to get to the polls,” said Mary Wales.
As for Taylor, he said he’s feeling energized for the days ahead.
“The energy was contagious and loud and great and positive, and I’m extremely happy, and I’m appreciative of the vice president coming down to show his support.”
The election is November 6.