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Vice President, Second Lady visit Central New York

Second Lady Karen Pence (left) and Vice President Mike Pence (right) exit Air Force Two. (Photojournalist Dennis Harmon)

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence are visiting Central New York on Tuesday.

The vice president and the second lady arrived at about 11:35 a.m.

After exiting Air Force two, the pair was greeted by Rep. John Katko (R - NY 24) and then by a crowd that gathered at Hancock.

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Vice President Pence's first stop is a fundraiser for Rep Katko in Syracuse; those invited to the event tell us he'll be stumping for Rep. Katko at a $1,000 per plate luncheon.

The vice president arrived at about 12:10 p.m.

A crowd of protesters anticipating Vice President Pence's arrival gathered across the street from the Embassy Suites, where the fundraiser was being held.

Many held signs objecting the treatment of undocumented immigrant children at the nation's southern border.

SEE ALSO | Katko opponents weigh in on Vice President visit

The vice president then went to Auburn to tour the Nucor Steel plant. After the tour, Vice President Pence gave a speech talking up benefits of the Republican tax plan.

WATCH | Vice President Mike Pence's full speech in Auburn

While Vice President Pence was in Auburn, Second Lady Karen Pence is visited Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital to observe an art therapy session and distribute coloring books.

On Tuesday morning Vice President Pence tweeted:

"Heading to Syracuse today to talk about how @POTUS’ economic agenda is expanding opportunity & putting more money in the pockets of New York's families. Across the board, @POTUS has been keeping his promises to usher in a new era of security & prosperity."
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