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Gov. Mike Pence stresses unity during campaign stops in Hampton Roads

Posted at 11:34 PM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 00:38:51-04
US Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence speaks in New York on July 16, 2016, during a press conference. (Photo: KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

US Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence speaks in New York on July 16, 2016, during a press conference. (Photo: KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Republican nominee for Vice President, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, reaffirmed his support for other republicans during stops in the area on Thursday.

"Of course I support John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, and all of our republican incumbents," Pence told News 3 reporter Brendan Ponton in an interview after two rallies. Earlier in the day, reports suggested his endorsement was unclear.

Pence is also endorsing Paul Ryan. His running mate, Donald Trump, has said he's not ready to endorse Ryan and McCain.

"Donald Trump and I are in constant communication and we talked a little bit yesterday," said Pence. "I told him I intend to support [Ryan] and he strongly encouraged it."

Pence appeared at a town hall in Virginia Beach, and then at a rally at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

"We're united," Pence told the crowd in Virginia Beach. "This movement is united."

Pence spoke for about an hour at Regent, touching on many topics including the military.

At one point, he seemed to address recent controversies involving the campaign, saying Trump can weather the storm from democrats and the media. "They think they've got him and then they turn on the TV the next morning and Donald Trump is still standing," said Pence.

Pence also said he wants to focus on the real issues of the campaign. "This election isn't a debate between political people," said Pence. "It's a debate about the future of this country."

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Town Hall in Virginia Beach

Norfolk Waterside Marriott