In Durango, Mike Pence predicts that tonight’s presidential debate will be high-minded

Mike Pence speaks to crowd after Town Hall at Mile High Station. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

DURANGO — Mike Pence is predicting Wednesday’s final presidential debate will revolve around “bigger things” facing the nation, rather than controversies surrounding Hillary Clinton.

The Republican vice presidential nominee still used a Wednesday rally in Durango, Colorado, to hammer the Democratic nominee with a litany of familiar Republican attacks.

But Pence told hundreds of Donald Trump supporters that “this election is about a lot bigger things than her small ethics.”

He cited national security, the economy and Supreme Court appointments, and he said he expects those issues “are going to be talked about tonight.

Pence plans to attend the Las Vegas debate.