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Pence Stumps For McSally in Yuma

Victor Calderón
Vice President Mike Pence greets supporters following a rally for U.S. Senate candidate Martha McSally in Yuma on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.

Martha McSally is in a tight race with Democrat Kyrsten Sinema to be the first female senator from Arizona. Both visited Yuma this week, however McSally brought in a big name supporter in Vice President Mike Pence on Friday.

Vice President Pence gave his full endorsement of McSally and said she is the most qualified candidate to address immigration and stop the caravan of Central American immigrants traveling north through Mexico. Local television station KYMA streamed the event live.

"I'll make you a promise," Pence told supporters at the Joe Foss Hangar in Yuma. "With Martha McSally in the Senate, with Donald Trump in the White House, we will build that wall, we will secure the border and we will fix this broken immigration system once and for all."

Polls show McSally and Sinema in a close election.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.