Vice President Mike Pence arrives in metro Atlanta

RAW: VP Mike Pence at Dobbins ARB in Marietta

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Vice President Mike Pence visited metro Atlanta on Friday.

The Vice President first met with airmen, service members and their families at Dobbins Air Reserve Base before departing for a fundraiser event for GOP sixth district congressional candidate Karen Handel. 

Air Force Two arrived at Dobbins ARB shortly before 11 a.m. After his remarks thanking the service members for their work for the nation, he spent time working the crowd like a candidate, all smiles as he walked, shaking hands and stopping to take selfies with many people before entering his limo to depart the Marietta air base for the midday fundraising event.

Pence was expected to depart from Dobbins after the Handel event Friday afternoon and return to Washington.

► RELATED | Full text of Vice President Mike Pence's speech at Dobbins ARB

► PHOTOS | VP Mike Pence at Dobbins ARB

The location of the Handel event was at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. President Donald Trump endorsed Handel during a stop in Atlanta in April and House Speaker Paul Ryan made a campaign stop in the area last month. 

Handel is facing off against Democrat Jon Ossoff in the race to fill Tom Price's seat in the sixth congressional district. The run-off election is June 20. Click here for full coverage on that race.

Check 11Alive's Traffic page for maps and cameras to help navigate traffic through the area as the Vice President is in town.

 

 

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