Posted: 3:02 pm Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
Saluting the work of his running mate in Tuesday’s Vice Presidential debate, Donald Trump worked for votes on Wednesday in Nevada, one of a small group of key swing states that should determine who wins this election in just under five weeks time.
“Mike Pence did an incredible job,” Trump said at a rally in Henderson, Nevada.
“And I’m getting a lot of credit,” Trump said, “that was my first hire as we would say in Las Vegas.”
“I watched. He won; he won on the issues,” Trump said in an earlier stop. “Somebody said he won on style. The style doesn’t matter.”
TRUMP says Pence "won on the issues, he won on, somebody said he won on style, the style doesn’t matter–the issues, the policy matters."
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) October 5, 2016
Pence took his victory message on the stump to Harrisonburg, Virginia, not that far from last night’s debate at Longwood University in Farmville.
“Donald Trump called me late last night to congratulate me on the debate,” Pence told supporters.
“Some people think I won,” Pence said in his trademark calm voice, still drawing cheers from the crowd.
Some think I won last night's debate. I'll leave that to others. From where I sat, @realDonaldTrump's vision for America was the real winner
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) October 5, 2016
Pence was off from there to Pennsylvania – where his Democratic counterpart Tim Kaine was campaigning today as well.
The GOP running mate has two more stops in Pennsylvania on Thursday; Trump will make two stops in the Keystone State on Monday, the day after his next debate with Hillary Clinton.
As for Trump, his stops in Nevada come at a critical time in the race in the Silver State, as the polls have gone back and forth to Trump and Hillary Clinton over the last month.
Basically, the Presidential Playing Field is probably down to Nevada, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Iowa and New Hampshire.
The Trump campaign is also trying to put Colorado and Michigan in play.