Pence, who joined the ticket this summer to help win over hesitant conservatives, turned his eyes toward galvanizing the turnout of members of his own party.

“I want to submit to all of you, it’s time to reach out to all of our Republican and conservative friends and say with one voice: ‘It’s time to come home and elect Donald Trump as the next president of the United States,'” Pence emphatically told a crowd of several hundred supporters at a Salisbury, North Carolina, campaign stop.

Pence asserted that their ticket has “won over independents” and “many southern Democrats,” yet in recent weeks, Trump has lost the support of a litany of Republican lawmakers, effectively fracturing the party amid depressed poll numbers.