Vice President Pence to speak in Denver, will tie up traffic Thursday

DENVER -- Vice President Mike Pence will visit Denver on Thursday to speak at a lunch hosted by a conservative super PAC.

Pence will arrive at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora shortly after 11 a.m. He will then attend the America First Action lunch at The Palm restaurant in downtown Denver.

The Denver Police Department said drivers should expect heavy traffic congestion downtown from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Interstates 70 and 225 because of the vice president's visit.

The vice president is not expected to publicly campaign for any Republican candidates while in Colorado.

However, he does plan to speak at campaign events for gubernatorial candidates in Kansas and Oklahoma, where he will also visit Thursday after his time in Colorado.

According to America First Action's website, the PAC is focused on electing federal candidates who support the political agenda of President Donald Trump and Pence.

"America First Action Super PAC is committed to creating an America where prosperity, safety, and strength reign -- where hardworking people like you lead the charge with grit, determination, and pride," a portion of a description on the website reads.

No media will be allowed to attend the luncheon.

The vice president's visit will be very brief. He is scheduled to land in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at 2:35 p.m. MDT, just 3 1/2 hours after he lands in the Denver area.

After his time in Oklahoma, Pence will continue on to Kansas.

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