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Indiana Governor's Office

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is raising cash for Republican Bill Cole's campaign for West Virginia governor.

During Tuesday's fundraiser in Charleston, Pence praised West Virginia's passage of right-to-work legislation and legal reforms under Cole, the Senate president.

Perry Bennett / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Republican Senate President Bill Cole is drawing Democratic scrutiny for bringing ex-Texas Gov. Rick Perry to West Virginia for a gubernatorial fundraiser during the budget session.

Before Tuesday's fundraiser, Cole said he already rescheduled Perry's planned visit last week amid the session.

A conservative group that has boosted Republicans has nixed its $100,000 per person breakfast fundraiser.

  An invitation obtained by The Associated Press said the Go West Virginia Inc. breakfast would take place Tuesday in Charleston. It said donors wouldn't be publicly disclosed.

Eric Lycan, an attorney for the group, said the event wasn't held and none is currently scheduled. The Courtyard Marriott, where the event was supposed to take place, confirmed the fundraiser was canceled.

Ashton Marra

Former Arkansas governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee made a stop in West Virginia to help energize the state Republican Party during a fundraiser Friday night.

An evening that started with state GOP Chairman Conrad Lucas poking fun at an array of federal indictments coming from Mingo County, all against Democratic leaders, transitioned to focus on what Huckabee called the true message of the Republican party—valuing every life based on inherent worth given by God and not status.