ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is set to make a return trip to Georgia in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp.
The White House confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that Pence is scheduled to headline a Sept. 13 event in Atlanta.READ MORE: Atlanta Underground Film Festival draws fans to RoleCall Theater at Ponce City Market through Aug. 21
An email invitation from the Georgia Republican Party said the event was slated as a “Victory Dinner.” Other prominent Republican invitees include Gov. Nathan Deal and U.S. Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson.
The trip will be Pence’s second foray into the race, after headlining an event in Macon in July.READ MORE: Marvin Sapp attends Atlanta red carpet premiere of “Never Would Have Made It” biopic
President Donald Trump had thrown his administration’s weight behind Kemp just days before Pence’s initial appearance. Trump tweeted his “full and total” endorsement of Kemp, helping to tip the scales before his July 24 Republican primary runoff against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.
Cagle, who has since endorsed Kemp, is also an invited guest at the event.MORE NEWS: Local LGBTQ+ advocates, health official respond to increase in monkeypox cases
Kemp faces Democrat Stacey Abrams in November’s general election. Abrams has secured the backing of former President Barack Obama.