Vice President Mike Pence Expected Visit Fargo on March 27

Vice President Mike Pence looks at President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, March 31, 2017. Pence appears to be cementing his status as Trump’s heir apparent, promoting himself as the conduit between Republican donors and the administration. Eric Thayer/The New York Times copyright 2018

UPDATE: This post originally indicated that Pence would be the keynote speaker at the NDGOP convention in April. I misunderstood my source. Pence is visiting the state later this month to campaign for Kevin Cramer. The post has been edited to reflect that change.

Rumors I’m hearing from credible sources say Vice President Mike Pence will be in Fargo on March 27 campaigning for Congressman Kevin Cramer.

Republican officials aren’t confirming it yet, but they also aren’t denying it.

Local Republicans directed me to the National Republican Senatorial Committee for comment. I reached out to Katie Martin, communications director for the NRSC to confirm the visit.

“I unfortunately cannot at this point but will let you know if I can,” Martin told me in an email.

I’ll update this post with more information when it’s available.

The Trump administration has a big interest in North Dakota’s Senate race. Congressman Kevin Cramer, who is challenging incumbent Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp in a high-profile matchup, was an early supporter of Trump’s presidential bid. He also told Fox News yesterday that he’d welcome Trump campaigning in North Dakota:

 

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and the host of the Rob (Re)Port on Fargo-based WDAY AM970 from noon-2pm weekdays.

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