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New Details: VP Pence makes stop in Yuma


White House confirms, Pence makes stop to visit son at MCAS Yuma

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Vice President Mike Pence will spent several hours in Yuma Friday evening visiting with his son.

The vice-president's son, Michael, serves in the U.S. Marine Corps and is stationed at MCAS Yuma.

Pence, Second Lady Karen, and daughters Audrey and Charlotte, arrived in Yuma just before four Friday afternoon aboard Air Force Two. Their son and senior Marine Corps officials greeted them. Leadership included:

  • Colonel Charles Dudik, Base Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
  • Melanie Dudik, Spouse of Colonel Charles Dudik
  • Sergeant Major David Leikwold, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
  • Laura Leikwold, Spouse of Sergeant Major David Leikwold

The Pence family enjoyed dinner with their son before leaving Yuma around just before 7:45 Friday evening. The vice president made no public comments prior to his departure. It's unclear if he had been informed yet of Justice Ruth Bader Ginburg's passing.

Earlier in the day, Pence made pair of campaign stops in in the Phoenix area. The vice president appeared at Grand Canyon University at an event put on by a right-leaning Hispanic group. He then headed to a resort in Litchfield Park for a “Veterans for Trump” rally.

Karen Pence, and President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, also made campaign appearances in Arizona this week. They're trying to shore up support in what's now considered a Battle Ground State ahead of the November 3rd General Election.

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Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.


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