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VP Mike Pence to Visit Rosemont Friday for Roskam Campaign Event

Vice President Mike Pence will be in the Chicago suburbs Friday to speak at a fundraiser for Rep. Peter Roskam and promote Trump’s tax agenda, and will be introduced by Governor Bruce Rauner. The event, which is open to the public, will take place at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, beginning at 12:30pm. A protest outside the hotel is also scheduled to begin at 10:30am, when doors open. Governor Rauner met with Pence last month while he was in Washington, D.C. awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision on Janus vs. AFSCME. A spokesperson for J.B. Pritzker, Rauner’s Democratic rival in the gubernatorial race, criticized the governor for “cozying up” to the Trump administration. “If Mike Pence is turning to Bruce Rauner for lessons in damage control, the GOP must have given up all hope in Illinois,” said Pritzker campaign spokesman Jason Rubin. “While Rauner ranges from Trump’s silent partner to his proud, vocal supporter, campaigning with Trump’s VP brings their alliance to new heights.” (Sun-Times)

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