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Vice President Pence attends rally in Macon supporting Kemp for Governor

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Voters who are looking for Secretary of State Brian Kemp to win the republican race for governor in Georgia, welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Macon over the weekend.

“Trump and I fully endorse Kemp for governor of the great state of Georgia,” Pence said.

Hundreds of people watched Saturday as Vice President Pence shared his support for Georgia Governor Candidate Brian Kemp during a rally hosted at the Macon Centerplex.

Back in May, a republican candidate did not secure a spot for the November general election, so a run-off between Kemp and Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle was held Tuesday.

“I couldn’t be more proud to stand with a candidate and to service with a president that both stand without apology for the sanctity of human life,” he said.

President Trump announced his support for  Kemp on Twitter last week.

He says Kemp is “though on crime, strong on the border and illegal immigration, loves the military, and protects our Second Amendment.”

“This election is about who you can trust when no one’s watching,” Kemp said.

Some participants at the rally say they decided to support Kemp after learning of the President’s support.

“People are really starting to trust Trump more and more, because he is keeping his word. He’s following through to his word. So I believe it has a definite impact. Especially, here in Georgia because people in Georgia love Trump,” rally participant Stuart Griffin said.

“This four stands for, ask four more people to vote for [Kemp]. So that’s our peace symbol. This is Trump,” Danny Hamilton said.

Earlier this month, 12 Russian Intelligence Officers were indicted for interfering with the 2016 Election.

Voter David McDaniel believes that won’t impact Kemp’s campaign.

“I think something else in a week from now will be the news. That’ll be last week’s soup,” McDaniel said.

Kemp will go against Democrat Stacy Abrahms in November. She is vying to be the first African-American woman to be governor.

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Tanya comes all the way from Chicago, Illinois. She’s a city girl that’s excited to be a part of Middle Georgia’s community and tell your stories! She received a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia College Chicago. She also spent a few semesters studying at San Diego State University. While in college, she interviewed Joan Rivers before she passed away, was on the red carpet for the movie premiere of “Chiraq” and also interned with ABC7’s investigative reporters and Bill Kurtis. Tanya spent nearly 2 years reporting in Billings, Montana where she covered a lot of politics and agriculture. In her spare time, Tanya is a sports fanatic, so even though the Chicago Bears and Bulls didn’t know how to win this season, she still roots for them. You can guarantee you’ll run into her at the gym every day. If you do, stop by and say hi! Share your stories with her and don’t be surprised if she’s hiding chocolate chip cookies in her gym bag.