Vice President-elect Mike Pence made a final campaign stop of the 2016 cycle in New Orleans Saturday in support of Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy, who is pushing to win the final U.S. Senate seat up for grabs in next Saturday’s election.

Pence, who spoke for nearly 20 minutes at the event in support of Kennedy and the Louisiana GOP ticket, speaking out in support of agenda Trump is set to put forth upon taking office in January and calling for Louisianians to put the “exclamation mark” on the campaign season for Republicans.

“The president-elect asked me to come down and make it clear to the people of Louisiana that President-elect Donald Trump and I support John Kennedy as your next senator 100 percent,” Pence told the crowd, adding later on, “I’m also here to ask you for your help one more time for one more week.”

“By electing John Kennedy as your next senator, you’re going to put an exclamation point at the end of a great American victory in 2016,” Pence said

Pence noted that this was his first time in the state since he and Trump toured flood-ravaged areas of Southern Louisiana in August. He went on to lay out the incoming Trump administration’s plan for the first 100 days, including their promise to repeal Obamacare “lock, stock and barrel” and bring jobs back to the U.S.

“Our president-elect is working around the clock to build a team and advance an agenda that will make America great again. We’re going to be ready on Day 1,” Pence said, pointing to the work the administration is continuing with congressional leadership.

This was Pence’s second campaign-style event of the week, having appeared in Cincinnati on Thursday with Trump. Trump himself is set to hold events next Tuesday in Fayetteville, N.C., and Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa.

As for Kennedy, he is heavily favored to replace Sen. David Vitter in next Saturday’s election when he squares off with Democratic opponent Foster Campbell.

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Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, has emerged as the immigration hawks’ least favorite possible pick for running the Department of Homeland Security.

Skeptics include activists and commentators who endorsed Donald Trump for president mainly on the issue of immigration control. These conservatives applauded the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., for attorney general but have been worried about the homeland security position.

“If Rep. McCaul is chosen to head DHS, he will need to take a much more expansive view of border and immigration enforcement than he has in the past,” said Federation of American Immigration Reform president Dan Stein in a statement provided to the Washington Examiner.

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