In an effort to gain the full support of the GOP for Donald Trump, his running mate Mike Pence called on undecided Republicans to “come home” and vote for the right candidate on Nov. 8. During his recent campaign rally, the vice presidential hopefully also stressed the importance of maintaining a majority presence in the House and the Senate.
During the past few weeks, the Republican Party has become a bit divided following the tactics employed by Hillary Clinton and the Democrats to tarnish the reputation of Trump. One of the GOP members who has retracted his support for Trump was Paul Ryan.
But, within two weeks before the election, Pence reminded his party members the importance of making a solid vote for their candidates. From the presidency to the House of Representatives, Pence noted that the Republicans must make a united stand in order to ensure the welfare of the country.
In his speech during an appearance in Salisbury, North Carolina, Pence referred to the Republicans who have retracted their support for Trump and other party members as lost individuals who need to find their way back home.
“It’s time to come home and elect Donald Trump as the next president of the United States,” Pence said according to Politico. “It’s time to come home and re-elect Republican majorities in the United States House and the United States Senate.”
“It’s time to come home together and do everything in our power to make sure that Hillary Clinton is never elected president of the United States of America,” he added.
Aside from maintaining a solid vote, securing North Carolina is also an essential move for Trump and Pence since as seen in previous elections and the recent polls, North Carolina has become a highly contested state for presidential nominees.
By gaining this state, Pence and Trump are hoping that they will be able to gain a significant upper hand against Clinton in the election next month.