Update 2:48 p.m.
By SCOTT BAUER
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is poking fun at Democrats for canceling their in-person national convention in Milwaukee in favor of a virtual gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Pence campaigned Wednesday at metal fabricator Tankcraft Corporation in Darien.
Pence says he heard the Democrats planned to have their convention in Wisconsin “but they couldn’t make it.” He noted that Biden hadn’t campaigned in Wisconsin in nearly two years.
But Pence says he and President Donald Trump will make frequent visits to the state they won by less than 1 percentage point in 2016.
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Update: 11:02 a.m.
Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Wisconsin on Air Force 2.
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence will visit Wisconsin as the White House attempts to counter the headlines from the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.
Pence is due to arrive at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville Wednesday, with Air Force II touching down about 11 a.m.
He’s scheduled to make remarks at an event in Darien.
Pence’s visit to Wisconsin follows President Donald Trump’s campaign stop in Oshkosh two days earlier.
Marking Trump’s heaviest week of political travel since the coronavirus put a stop to his campaign schedule, the president has sharply criticized Joe Biden’s economic policies in the Upper Midwest battleground states.