Pence headlines 'Conservative Rally' in Smithfield
Posted October 28
SMITHFIELD, N.C. — Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence headlined a big biennial rally featuring North Carolina's top elected GOP leaders.
Thousands usually attend "The Conservative Rally" featuring barbecue, music and political one-liners and calls to action. This year's edition began late Friday afternoon at a tobacco warehouse in Smithfield, with Gov. Pat McCrory, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, U.S. Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, members of Congress and candidates for other statewide offices speaking before Pence.
Pence already was in North Carolina earlier this week, holding rallies in Salisbury and Greensboro.