WASHINGTON — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (All times EDT):

3:24 p.m.

Donald Trump’s running mate plans to spend the weekend before the one and only vice presidential debate off the campaign trail preparing back home in Indiana.

Mike Pence’s spokesman Marc Lotter said Thursday that the Indiana governor plans to spend the weekend relaxing with his family and continuing with his preparation for Tuesday’s debate against Democrat Tim Kaine. Pence spent two days in Wisconsin this week doing mock debates with Gov. Scott Walker, who was standing in for Kaine.

Lotter says Pence has been preparing for the debate since being picked as Trump’s running mate.

Trump has faced criticism for not preparing as much as Hillary Clinton for their debate on Monday that was watched by more than 84 million people.

3:15 p.m.

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is telling supporters in Pennsylvania that “our hearts are in Hoboken” following a deadly commuter train accident in New Jersey.

Pence opened his campaign rally Thursday by referring to the morning accident that killed at least one person and injured more than 100 others. Pence says the accident again shed light on the heroics of first responders “who rush in when others rush away.”

Pence then slid back into his standard campaign stump speech, saying Donald Trump would ensure police have the resources and tools necessary to do their job.

Pence was speaking at Penn Waste, a garbage and recycling company in York, Pennsylvania.