The Brody File has learned that Vice President Mike Pence will appear at a faith leaders breakfast with GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie in Richmond, Virginia, August 19th. They are both expected to deliver speeches in front of more than 100 faith leaders from across the state of Virginia. While it will be a ticketed event, it is open to the press.
The event is being billed as a grassroots campaign event. Gillespie is running for governor of Virginia and will take on Democratic candidate Ralph Northam in the fall. Gillespie and Pence go way back. They’ve been good friends for years.
Polls show Gillespie and Northam in a virtual dead heat, but momentum seems to be on Gillespie’s side as he’s closed the gap recently. A mix of the sitting vice president and influential faith leaders may be just what the doctor ordered for Gillespie.