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Mike Pence set to attend Nantucket fund-raiser on Saturday

Vice President Mike Pence.John Minchillo/Associated Press/Associated Press

Vice President Mike Pence is set to attend a fund-raiser on Nantucket Saturday, according to people familiar with the event.

A copy of an invitation says the 11:30 a.m. event is hosted by Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, among others. It will benefit a joint fund-raising committee of the RNC and Trump’s re-election campaign.

The invite asks for a minimum of $2,800 for a lunch ticket.

Governor Charlie Baker is set to greet Pence at the airport, according to Baker aides. Baker is doing so in his official capacity and won’t attend the fund-raiser, they said.

Asked Friday at the State House whether he thinks Pence has served the people of Massachusetts well since he took office as vice president in January, 2017, Baker did not directly respond.


“The vice president has always been available to me if I’ve needed to call him about stuff that’s important to us,” he replied.

“And I’ve called him about a bunch of different issues. And one of the things I’m hoping we’re going to spend a couple minutes talking about when I see him is the USMCA,” Baker said, referring to the not-yet-ratified trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

Baker said that agreement is extremely important to Massachusetts.

A moderate Republican in his second term, Baker has said he didn’t vote for the Donald Trump-Mike Pence ticket in the 2016 election.

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