Mike Pence ‘so impressed’ with Karrin Taylor Robson, will join her at 2 Arizona events

Jul 21, 2022, 10:05 AM
Former Vice President Mike Pence has endorsed Karrin Taylor Robson in Arizona's 2022 gubernatorial ...
Former Vice President Mike Pence has endorsed Karrin Taylor Robson in Arizona's 2022 gubernatorial race. (AP Photos)
(AP Photos)

PHOENIX – A day before campaigning for Karrin Taylor Robson in the West Valley and southern Arizona, former Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday he was “so impressed” after meeting the Republican gubernatorial candidate last month.

“I’d heard about her for a long time, a long principled conservative whose pedigree goes back to the Reagan administration, which was the first time I ran for office. … I was just so impressed with her,” Pence told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show.

The former vice president said he met Taylor Robson, whom he’d been hearing about from Gov. Doug Ducey, during his June 13 trip to Arizona.

“I just think Arizona is such a pivotal state in this country that having strong, experienced conservative leadership to continue the incredible record of Gov. Doug Ducey all can be done by nominating Karrin Taylor Robson, who I know will go on to victory in the governor’s race this fall,” Pence said.

Pence will join Taylor Robson and Ducey at two campaign events on Friday, four days after the former vice president endorsed her in the upcoming Republican primary. Ducey, who can’t run again because of term limits, has also endorsed Taylor Robson.

They’ll start in the West Valley by meeting with other conservative leaders at TYR Tactical (9330 N. 91st Ave., Peoria) at 11:45 a.m. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Then at 2 p.m. they’ll take part in a border security briefing at the National Border Patrol Council office in Tucson (2185 W. Magee Road, Suite 125).

Pence’s visit comes on the same day his executive branch mate, former President Donald Trump, is holding an evening campaign rally in Prescott Valley for his preferred candidates, including gubernatorial polling front-runner Kari Lake.

With early voting underway for the Aug. 2 primary, Taylor Robson has been pushing to catch Lake with heavy spending and endorsements from prominent establishment Republicans.

In addition to Pence, Taylor Robson’s endorsers include Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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Mike Pence ‘so impressed’ with Karrin Taylor Robson, will join her at 2 Arizona events