Pence comes to North Carolina for GOP Senate candidate Buddie Warren’s speech in Raleigh, N.C.
— Vice President Pence came to Raleigh, N.C., today for a speech on behalf of Republican Senate candidate Buddie Warren, a businessman from Durham who will challenge North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in November.
The vice president will deliver the official launch of the campaign for Warren’s campaign. He was invited by the governor of North Carolina. The campaign has raised a record $1.1 million.
“I am encouraged by the enthusiasm and energy of the voters in this state, their willingness to engage and make their voices heard, and the strength of our party’s grassroots. North Carolina is a state I always admire and respect,” Pence said during his speech.
“And I am proud to join with my colleagues in Washington and across this country to continue to work on behalf of the American people,” he said.
Warren’s speech was streamed on his campaign’s Facebook page. It was also live-streamed on the campaign’s website.
He spoke about how he would make “the best use of this opportunity” and what it will take to beat Hagan. “This fight is big. It is a big, tough fight. It’s not just about winning. We have to win,” Warren said.
The U.S. economy is the “biggest story of our time,” according to Warren.
“This is an important election, not just for me but for everyone in the country. We are going to have to get back to normalcy, and I am going to make it a priority,” he said.
The U.S. has “a trillion-dollar economic challenge to meet,” according to Warren.
“We’re going to have to figure out how to address it to improve economic and job growth and opportunity among all Americans,