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Vice President Mike Pence launches 'Farmers and Ranchers for Trump' coalition in Des Moines

Pence made a campaign stop at the Iowa State Fairgrounds before attending a Heritage Action town hall.

NOTE: Pence's full remarks in Des Moines can be viewed above

Vice President Mike Pence visited Iowa Thursday to campaign for President Donald Trump with 82 days until the election.

Pence, who last visited Iowa in June, arrived at the Des Moines International Airport shortly after noon before delivering remaerks at the Iowa State Fairgrounds to launch the "Farmers and Ranchers for Trump" coalition.

"As you in the Hawkeye State and people all across the country continue to contend with this pandemic, we will not rest. We will not relent," Pence said. "We will spare no expense and no effort until Iowa and America put the coronavirus in the past and we bring America all the way back. We open up America and open up America's schools."

Pence also touted the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which he said will expand market access for U.S. dairy, egg and poultry.

"USMCA is a win for Iowa," Pence said. "It's a win for the Heartland and it's a win for America's farmers." 

After the event, Pence attended a Heritage Action town hall to launch the “Fight for America” campaign.

The vice president will wrap up his visit with the Republican Party of Iowa state dinner.

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