Vice President Pence to stump for Scott Taylor in Virginia Beach


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will be stopping in Virginia Beach to campaign for a Republican congressman in a tight race.

Pence will visit Regent University to stump for U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor. The hour-long event is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.

Taylor is a freshman congressman representing Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. It spans the entire coast of Virginia and includes the state’s Eastern Shore as well as Virginia Beach and parts of Norfolk.

Taylor is a former Navy SEAL who is running against Democrat Elaine Luria, a former Navy commander and Virginia Beach business owner.

Pence’s visit comes one day after the two candidates faced off against one another in a debate at the Historic Cavalier Hotel. 

The Cook Political Report, an independent elections analyst, rates the district as a “toss up.” Taylor had won the district in 2016 by nearly 23 percentage points.

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