Vice President Mike Pence has cancelled a fundraiser he was scheduled to attend in Springfield, Missouri today for Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley. Pence was a key voice in encouraging Hawley to jump into the Missouri Senate race last summer.
The news of the cancelled fundraiser comes amid concerns that Hawley has failed to raise the requisite amount of funds expected of a top-tier Senate candidate and as the investigation into Governor Eric Greitens gets closer to Pence’s Chief of Staff, Nick Ayers.
Pence was also scheduled to attend a rally in Springfield. His staff originally said he was never confirmed to attend the event, then claimed he had to cancel his appearance due to a scheduling conflict.