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Pence Greeted by Stauber Supporters at Airport

Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Duluth on Wednesday morning, and greeted supporters. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Duluth on Wednesday morning, and greeted supporters. | 

Updated: August 08, 2018 04:27 PM

About 75 people had the chance to see Vice President Mike Pence arrive in Duluth. Air Force Two landed around 11:20am at the Duluth airport, and then taxied over to the Monaco Air area.

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There, friends and family of law enforcement and Pete Stauber supporters stood ready with their smart phones. Stauber spoke to them ahead of time, and asked them to show Pence our Minnesota values.

About 20 airmen with the 148th Fighter Wing were bused over to meet Pence. The wing commander personally greeted him when he got off the plane. Stauber had boarded Air Force Two, and was able to walk off the plane with Pence.

The group had to be screened ahead of time, as they were able to get up close and personal with the VP. Some folks were able to shake his hand and even take selfies with him.

Monaco Air staff are used to high profile visitors, but said it was a privilege to be able to assist the Vice President on a visit to the Northland.

Pence was in Duluth to fundraiser for Stauber, who's running for the 8th District Congressional seat. It was a private event that took place on Park Point.

He also visited and toured Industrial Weldors and Machinists to speak about the White House tax reform and tariffs, and how they've affected the American worker. Mining was a major part of his speech.

Pence was in Duluth the day before the 2016 election, as candidate Pence. His visit comes less than two months after President Trump rallied for Stauber, and held a roundtable about mining.

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