Vice President Mike Pence speaks in support of then-gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp at the Dalton Convention Center on Nov. 1, 2018. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Pence returning to Atlanta to tour ICE facility, stump for Perdue

Vice President Mike Pence will be in town on Thursday afternoon for a two-part visit. 

He’ll tour the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Atlanta field office, then head to a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., who is up for re-election next year.

This is the VP’s first public trip to Georgia in 2019. 

He quietly traveled to the state earlier this month for a private retreat hosted by the American Enterprise Institute on Sea Island. 

His last official visit was in November, when he stumped for then-gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp. He also flew to the state earlier in the fall to tour damage from Hurricane Michael.

Pence’s former top aide Nick Ayers recently moved back to Georgia after declining an offer to become President Donald Trump’s chief of staff. 

Staff writer Jeremy Redmon contributed to this article. 

This story first appeared in today’s morning Jolt. Read that here

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