Pence/Abbott

Vice President Mike Pence (left) and Gov. Greg Abbott.

Gage Skidmore: Pence/Bob Daemmrich: Abbott

Pence will headline a fundraiser for Abbott on Nov. 13 in Washington, D.C., according to an invitation obtained by The Texas Tribune. U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, are also listed as guests at the event.

"Governor Abbott is honored and grateful to have the support of Vice President Pence," Abbott spokesman John Wittman said in a statement. 

Tickets to the fundraiser range from $1,000 per person to $50,000 per couple, which also gets attendees a private dinner with Abbott at the home of C. Boyden Gray, the former U.S. ambassador to the European Union. 

Up for re-election in 2018, Abbott reported having more than $40 million to spend on the race as of June. He has not yet drawn a serious Democratic opponent. Andrew White, the son of late Gov. Mark White, said earlier this week he was considering a run.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.