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Vice President Mike Pence to visit Richmond for McAdams campaign event on Saturday, 4th District hopeful says
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Vice President Mike Pence to visit Richmond for McAdams campaign event on Saturday, 4th District hopeful says

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Vice President Mike Pence will visit Richmond on Saturday for a public campaign event and private fundraiser for Ryan McAdams, the Republican running in the 4th Congressional District, according to McAdams’ campaign.

McAdams, 47, is a Williamsburg minister and Charles City County resident who trails far behind first-term Rep. Donald McEachin, D-4th, in fundraising but remains confident he can win the election on Nov. 6.

“We believe we’re going to win this,” McAdams said in an interview Tuesday. “The vice president coming is an indication he believes we can win.”

While the vice president reportedly might appear with other Republican candidates, Pence is coming to Richmond at the invitation of McAdams, who has developed personal and political ties with congressional Republicans through the Congressional Prayer Caucus.

“He’s here for me,” the first-time candidate said Tuesday.

Pence will appear with McAdams and with former Gov. Bob McDonnell at a public rally that will begin at 1 p.m. at the SunTrust Center in downtown Richmond, according to an announcement on the McAdams campaign’s Facebook page.

They are to be joined by state Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, and the Rev. Leon Benjamin Sr., a Richmond pastor recently elected chairman of the city Republican committee.

While the rally is underway, Pence will appear with McAdams for a private fundraiser at 1:30 in another room at the SunTrust Center, where they will greet supporters.

According to the invitation McAdams’ campaign posted on Facebook, couples who pay $5,400 get to meet the vice president, pose for a photograph with him, and receive “event recognition” and priority seating at the rally. Couples may get a photo with Pence and access to the private reception for $2,700 or access to the reception with no photo-op for $1,000.

The vice president then will appear at the public rally from 2 to 2:30 p.m., McAdams said.

The vice president’s appearance is likely to give a big boost in fundraising for a campaign badly in need of one.

McAdams raised $77,749 in the most recent reporting period and had $21,768 on hand as of Sept. 30, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

In contrast, McEachin raised $139,175 in the most recent reporting period and had $398,035 on hand as of Sept. 30.

“It’s not about money,” McAdams said. “Elections aren’t won just on money.”

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