Vice President Mike Pence in Bakersfield before heading to Mojave

Posted at 6:15 AM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 07:03:53-04

UPDATE (Oct. 10 5:12 p.m.): Vice President Mike Pence and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy made two stops in Kern County on Tuesday, in Bakersfield and Mojave.

In Bakersfield, the Vice President and Rep. McCarthy stopped at Buck Owen's Crystal Palace where dozens of people were waiting for a fundraiser.

The two traveled from Sacramento after a fundraising event on Monday and arrived in Bakersfield just before noon on Tuesday. 

The Crystal Palace was the fourth stop on the VP's California fundraising trip. 

The fundraiser reportedly benefits the California Victory Fund, a fundraising committee that benefits the political action committees of both Pence and McCarthy, and also the congressional campaign of McCarthy and others. 

Pence and McCarthy were in the Crystal Palace for about an hour until they headed to Mojave.

The Vice President arrived in Mojave around 2 p.m. to check out the Mojave Air and Space Port. Pence, along with his wife and Rep. McCarthy, toured the facility Tuesday afternoon.

The VP did not speak to the press very much on the stop in Mojave but delivered some words prior to starting the tour. 

"We thank you for the contribution that Mojave Air and Space Port contributes to the American leadership in space and look forward to a very engaging day and a great partnership for many years to come," the VP said.

Vice President Pence said Kern County was "inspiring, really inspiring" before he left around 4 p.m. for D.C.


Vice President Mike Pence is expected to be in Bakersfield on Tuesday, October 10.

It is unknown at what time he is expected to arrive, but it is reported he will make a quick stop at the Buck Owens Crystal Palace around 11 am.

Pence is also traveling with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and they are expected to be in Mojave later today.

BPD and CHP confirm they will help provide traffic control during the visit, but there are no details on specific road closures at this time.

23ABC will be tracking the Vice President's travel plans around Bakersfield and will give you the latest as it comes into the newsroom.