Vice President Mike Pence will be visiting Greensboro on Wednesday, May 22 for a fundraiser for North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis.
So far there have been no announcements about public appearances in Greensboro by the vice president.
The fundraising event for both the Republican National Committee and the Tillis re-election campaign will be held at the home of Louis DeJoy and his wife Aldona Wos, the former North Carolina Secretary of Health and Human Services and former United States Ambassador to Estonia. DeJoy is the national deputy finance chair for the Republican National Committee and the former CEO of New Breed Logistics.
DeJoy hosted a fundraiser at his home in 2017 for President Donald Trump.
The donation levels to attend the event next week reportedly range from $2,800 to $35,000.
Tillis who was speaker of the North Carolina House before being elected to the US Senate in 2014, has attracted what appears to be a well funded challenger in the Republican primary, Garland Tucker of Raleigh. Tucker is already running television commercials accusing Tillis of being a flip-flopper.
Tillis wrote an op-ed column for the Washington Post explaining why he was against Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the southern US border and then voted with Trump on the issue. Having Pence headline a fundraising event for Tillis is a strong indication of where Trump’s allegiance lies in this race.
It is also being reported that Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDonald will attend the fundraiser.