Vice President Pence on Thursday traveled to New Hampshire and filed papers to officially put President Trump’s name on the Republican primary ballot in the state.
“We’re going to be here in New Hampshire; we’re going to be traveling all over the country,” Pence said in brief remarks at the State House in Concord before filing the paperwork in the secretary of state’s office on Thursday morning.
Pence emphasized the Trump administration’s efforts to rebuild the military, cut taxes and regulations and renegotiate trade deals, saying Trump had delivered for the American people “despite incredible opposition by the Democrats and their allies in the media.”
“Under President Donald Trump’s leadership, we have made America great again,” Pence continued. “But to keep America great, New Hampshire, we need four more years.”
Pence was greeted by New Hampshire’s Republican governor, John Sununu, upon his arrival in the state. As he approached the State House, he was met with a handful of protesters as well as Trump-Pence supporters, who greeted him with chants of “four more years.”
Pence was joined by former Trump campaign aide Corey Lewandowski as he filed the paperwork on Thursday morning. Lewandowski, who is weighing a Senate run in New Hampshire, told reporters he would decide by the end of the year whether he will launch a campaign.
A number of states have canceled their Republican primaries, but not New Hampshire, where Trump is expected to face primary challengers. Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh have all launched campaigns against Trump.
Trump won the GOP primary in New Hampshire easily during the 2016 election cycle, walking away with 35 percent of the vote in a large field of candidates. Democrat Hillary Clinton narrowly defeated Trump in the state in the 2016 general election.
The president, who mostly confines his campaign rallies to red states, has shown an interest in New Hampshire, holding a rally there in August where he emphasized the strength of the U.S. economy and projected confidence about ongoing trade negotiations with China.