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At Dallas Stop, Mike Pence Touts A Week Of GOP Accomplishments

Vice President stumped for U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions on Monday at Park Cities Hilton in Dallas. Sessions is in a battle for Congressional District 32 with Democrat Colin Allred, a civil rights attorney and former NFL linebacker.
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Vice President stumped for U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions on Monday at Park Cities Hilton in Dallas. Sessions is in a battle for Congressional District 32 with Democrat Colin Allred, a civil rights attorney and former NFL linebacker.

Vice President Mike Pence came to Dallas on Monday to campaign for a pair of Republican incumbents, U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. Both are facing tough Democratic challengers.

Pence’s first stop was in the Park Cities at an event for Sessions. The incumbent is in a battle for Congressional District 32 with Democrat Colin Allred, a civil rights attorney and former NFL linebacker.

At the Hilton Park Cities, located near the Dallas North Tollway and Northwest Highway, Pence praised Sessions for supporting President Trump’s policies from Obamacare rollbacks to tax cuts.

He also touted a week of accomplishment that started with a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

"The middle of the week we saw unemployment reach a 50-year low and on Saturday, we confirmed Justice Bret Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States," Pence said.

Sessions and other Republicans are hoping the Kavanaugh hearings energize their voters.

"This is a cultural war that we’re engaged in and we’ve watched it over the last few weeks loud and straightforward at your TV in Dallas, Texas and across the country," Sessions said. "We need to stand for making American great again and we need to stand for making sure that Republicans hold the majority."

Sessions was first elected to Congress in 1996. Pence arrived four years later and thanked his friend for teaching him the ropes.

Pence said re-electing Sessions and Cruz is crucial to keeping Republicans in charge in Congress.

Pence's second event was later in the day to campaign for Cruz. It was not open to the media. Cruz is facing Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke.