Our extra-special right-wing vice-president Mike Pence is making a couple of Republican fundraising stops in California next week, and dropping by the San Francisco Bay Area for a quick, not-easily-protested speaking engagement.

The undisputed homophobia czar in the current administration, Pence will making stops in Santa Ana and Monterey, as the Chronicle is reporting, with the not-publicized Monterey fundraiser happening on Wednesday, November 13. He's then set to stop by NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View on Thursday, November 14, before taking off from there — likely from Moffett Field, which is right there, and which is where President Trump  flew into and out of on his Peninsula fundraiser visit in September.

Pence has made more trips to the West Coast than Trump since the 2016 election, coming for a fundraiser back in October 2017 in Los Angeles, and returning in March 2019 for a visit that included a stay in Monterey and a trip to an Oracle event in Redwood City that was closed to the press. Pence was back in the state in July at events in San Diego and a fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe.

Tickets to next week's fundraiser in Monterey start at $1,000 and top out at $35,000, according to the invitation obtained by the Chronicle. Proceeds will benefit the PAC called Trump Victory.

Meanwhile, let's never forget the time Trump tried to go in for a kiss with Pence on stage at the Republican National Convention, and Pence deflected about as hard as Melania on an average Saturday.

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