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Following Donald Trump’s footsteps, Mike Pence to visit Phoenix this week

Sep 14, 2020, 9:33 AM | Updated: Sep 15, 2020, 8:40 am

PHOENIX – Hot on the heels of the president’s trip to Phoenix to woo Hispanic voters, the vice president will visit the Valley on a similar mission.

On Monday morning, Vice President Mike Pence announced he is coming to town Friday to participate in a Libre Initiative Roundtable for Hispanic Heritage Month. No details about the event were released.

Pence will also take part in a Veterans for Trump event at The Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday. Free tickets are available online.

Later Monday, the Trump campaign announced that Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a senior adviser, will be in Phoenix on Wednesday to participate in a roundtable about family issues with Gov. Doug Ducey.

Pence will arrive in Arizona four days after President Donald Trump campaigned at a Latinos for Trump event at the Arizona Grand Resort on Monday afternoon.

The president’s visit and the announcement of the Pence and Ivanka Trump trips came on the same day a new poll showed the Republican ticket falling behind former Vice President Joe Biden and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris by 10 percentage points in Arizona.

That represented a shift of 6 points in Biden’s favor over the past month, according to polling by Phoenix-based research firm OH Predictive Insights.

According to the polling average compiled by FiveThirtyEight.com, Trump trails Biden by 5 points in Arizona.

Only one Democrat, Bill Clinton in 1996, has won a presidential race in Arizona since Harry Truman in 1948.

The incumbent trails in Arizona despite Monday’s visit being his fifth to the state during the campaign cycle.

Friday’s trip to the Grand Canyon State will be Pence’s third in the past three months. He was last in Arizona on Aug. 11, when he attended campaign stops in Phoenix and Tucson.

Before then, July 1, he met with Gov. Doug Ducey in Phoenix to discuss the state’s effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Ivanka Trump will be making her first appearance in Arizona since her father took office in 2016.

On Tuesday, the White House announced that Karen Pence will precede her husband in Arizona. The second lady will appear at several events in the Valley on Thursday and Friday.

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Following Donald Trump’s footsteps, Mike Pence to visit Phoenix this week