The Republican National Committee is declaring a winner before the vice presidential debate even begins.
A blog post is already available on the party's website claiming victory for Donald Trump's running mate, Mike Pence. The post also offers a preview of what Pence will talk about. It lists his "top moments" as the economy and "highlighting Hillary's scandals."
Pence squares off at 9 p.m. against Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine. It is their only debate of the cycle.
The blog post goes on to call Trump "the other clear winner" of the debate.
RNC declares Mike Pence the winner and Hillary Clinton the loser of the VP #debate, which starts in 90 minutes. pic.twitter.com/uuOI9jqTt9
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) October 4, 2016