PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The November election is fast approaching and candidates are ramping up their campaigns in an effort to get voter support.

Two republican congressional candidates got support Thursday from Former Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence was in Luzerne County to campaign for Dan Meuser and Jim Bognet. Eyewitness News asked him about the future of the Republican Party as well as his political future.

Former Vice-President Mike Pence spoke Thursday at a GOP fundraising event at Isabella Restaurant in Plains Township. He was here to rally the GOP faithful to support Dan Meuser, who is running for re-election in the 9th district. Meuser is facing Democrat Amanda Waldman and Jim Bognet who is trying to unseat Democrat Matt Cartwright in the 8th district.

“We have some very serious issues that our country is facing. What we’re talking about today was the new direction that we need. The first big step is to win back the U.S. House as well as the Senate,” said Dan Meuser – (r) candidate 9th district.

“We need change in this country. The seniors in Northeastern Pennsylvania are having a hard time heating their homes this year. We need change,” stated Jim Bognet – (r) 8th district.

Pence says he is confident that republicans will regain control of the House and Senate. Eyewitness News asked the former Vice-President about the future of the GOP.

Eyewitness News reporter Andy Mehalshick asked, “What do you say to voters, especially republicans, who say they are being pulled in several directions with the former President? You are out there, Ron DeSantis and others. Is the Republican Party united, headed into the mid-terms, and more importantly 2024?

“I have to tell you I traveled to 35 states over the last year. I think the republican party is more united than at any time in my lifetime and there are really four reasons. Joe, Nancy, Kamala, and Chuck. The truth of the matter is this administration and their leadership in Congress has failed the American people,” explained Former Vice President, Mike Pence.

And there is much speculation that Pence may make a run at the White House.

Mehalshick asked, “Will you run for President? You can make the announcement here in Luzerne County

“I’ll keep you posted,” Pence added.