WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Former Vice President Mike Pence will make a stop in Wichita next week to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Derek Schmidt. 

Schmidt's office confirmed Pence will be in the Air Capital on Friday, October 21. The event is from 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. at B&C Barbecue at 355 North Washington.

“Derek Schmidt has been a champion for Kansas, and I know he will continue to listen to Kansans and lead the state back to prosperity,” Pence said. "I look forward to joining Derek and meeting Wichita voters to discuss our shared conservative values and vision for Kansas's future.”

Schmidt, the state attorney general, is challenging Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on the November ballot.

“Kansans deserve better than the policies of Joe Biden and Laura Kelly that have made daily life less affordable and less safe,” Schmidt said. “We need the type of strong commonsense, America First leadership Vice President Pence provided alongside President Trump and that’s what we will do for Kansans in the Schmidt administration.”