Vice President Mike Pence touts jobs, economy during Florida visit

Posted at 3:39 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 15:39:55-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has returned to vote-rich Florida, hoping to draw attention to the Trump administration's record on jobs and the economy.

During a visit to Miller Electric Co. in Jacksonville, Pence credited Trump's economic agenda for lower unemployment rates and rising wages, particularly among blue-collar workers.

The firm is one of 300 companies and organizations that have signed its "Pledge to America's Workers," one of the administration's jobs initiatives.

Earlier, Pence met with former felons at Operation New Hope, a Jacksonville nonprofit that helps ex-convicts rebuild their lives by helping them find jobs.

Pence's visit was meant to tout how Trump's economic initiatives are benefiting ordinary Americans. He was accompanied by Florida Gov. Ron Desantis and the president's daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump.