VP Mike Pence to campaign in Wilmington

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VP Mike Pence (Photo: MGN / The White House / D. Myles Cullen)

WILMINGTON (WWAY) — Vice President Mike Pence will make a campaign stop at the Wilmington International Airport on Tuesday.

The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. The stop is one of three Pence will make across the Carolinas that day; the Vice President will visit Greenville, South Carolina and Greensboro in our state.

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“All attendees will be given a temperature check, masks which they are instructed to wear, and access to hand sanitizer,” according to the campaign.

Both campaigns have focused heavily on North Carolina in the past few months. Vice President Pence campaigned in Kinston on Sunday, Oct. 25, while President Trump campaigned in Lumberton on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Raleigh on Sunday, Oct. 18, and Senator Kamala Harris campaigned in Charlotte and Asheville on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Senator Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, visited Wilmington to campaign for the Biden-Harris ticket on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Vice President Pence is maintaining an aggressive campaign schedule this week despite his exposure to a top aide who tested positive for COVID-19. The vice president’s office says that under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, Pence is considered a “close contact” of his chief of staff, Marc Short, but will not quarantine.

The vice president’s office says Pence does not have to quarantine because he is considered an essential worker.