VP Pence arrives in WNY

VP Mike Pence is expected to meet with Congressman Collins in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y.-- Vice President Mike Pence is in WNY today, helping Congressman Chis Collins raise some campaign cash while talking tax cuts.

Vice President Pence arrived just before 11:30am at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Air Force Two.

The White House says the Vice President and Congressman Collins will talk with local business and community leaders, as well as families, about tax reform.

The White House did not mention a fundraiser for Congressman Chris Collins. 

But events like these are not random. Typically, the President and Vice President top their party's list of must-have fund-raising speakers. The fact that Collins was the first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump's White House bid likely did not hurt his chances at landing Pence for the fundraiser.

President Trump has talked about reducing the corporate tax rate. Ahead of Tuesday's visit, Senator Chuck Schumer called on Republicans to keep property tax deductions on income tax returns.

Last month, sources told 2 On Your Side that Mike Pence would be coming to WNY for a luncheon fundraiser on October 17. The location of the fundraiser hasn't been made public. 

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