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Vice Presidential Hopefuls Tim Kaine, Mike Pence Keep Focus on Pennsylvania Voters

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine gave a short speech on education at Spring Garden Elementary thursday morning. The Virginia senator stressed the need for more public school funding. (Published Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016)

Still riding momentum from the vice presidential debate, both Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine continued to focus on the swing-state of Pennsylvania Thursday.

After targeting voters in Harrisburg on Wednesday, Pence had two Pennsylvania events planned for Thursday including a town hall at 11 a.m. at the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel and speaking at JWF Industries, a steel fabricator, in Johnstown around 6 p.m.

After targeting voters in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Kaine spanned out across the Keystone State Thursday. Hillary Clinton's running mate spoke at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh around 2:15 p.m. after speaking to teachers at an event outside Spring Garden School in North Philadelphia around 8 a.m.

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VP Candidates Mike Pence, Tim Kaine Rally in Pennsylvania

[PHI] VP Candidates Mike Pence, Tim Kaine Rally in Pennsylvania
On Thursday, Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence will make appearances in Gettysburg and Johnstown while Democratic candidate Sen. Tim Kaine will be in Pittsburgh. (Published Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016)

Pence made a quick tour of the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania before addressing a rally at a nearby hotel. The Republican vice presidential nominee is campaigning through Pennsylvania en route to Ohio.

Pence saw where soldiers from his home state of Indiana fought. The governor and his daughter Charlotte placed flowers at a memorial on the site.

Heading to the hotel for his speech, Pence asked his bus driver to stop near the cemetery where President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address in November 1863.

Pence and his daughter walked up the hill to the high point in the cemetery past hundreds of the markers of unknown soldiers of the Civil War.

NBC10 Talks to Tim Kaine Day After VP Debate

[PHI] NBC10 Talks to Tim Kaine Day After VP Debate
NBC10's Lauren Mayk goes one-on-one with Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine as he made a campaign stop in South Philadelphia one day after his debate with Mike Pence. (Published Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016)

Kaine spoke to reporters Thursday outside a school in Philadelphia, where he took part in a rally calling for more spending on public education.

Kaine says there's a "level of desperation" in Trump's campaign caused in part by the performances of Trump and his running mate in the two debates.

Vice President Nominee Tim Kaine Campaign in Philadelphia

[PHI] Vice President Nominee Tim Kaine Campaign in Philadelphia
Vice President Nominees Tim Kaine and Mike Pence are in Pennsylvania today. NBC10’s Brandon Hudson reports live from the Sheet Metal Workers Union on Columbus Boulevard where Kaine will be speaking. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016)

The Democratic vice presidential nominee said Trump flopped in his first debate. Kaine said his Republican counterpart, Mike Pence, refused to defend Trump during the vice presidential debate on Tuesday.

Pence's performance was widely praised, but Kaine said Pence "basically threw him (Trump) under the bus, again and again and again."

The Virginia senator credited his own performance, saying the post-debate focus has been largely on Pence's differences with Trump and not on Kaine's aggressive debate style.

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