Today we have the announcement from the campaign of Donald Trump for President that Mr. Trump as selected his running mate! In this article we will find out “Who is Mike Pence.”
Who is Mike Pence
The announcement of Mike Pence as Donald Trumps running mate is now official! It appears that he will be politically to the right of Donald Trump.
This is probably in an effort to try to woo the conservative side of the republican party, but, might create some challenge in bringing more liberal voters into the fold.
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Governor Mike Pence’s reaction to the news that he has been picked.
Who Is Mike Pence – Bio
Born June 7, 1959 in Columbus, Indiana. He was one of six children. His father, Edward J. Pence Jr. owned a chain of gas stations. He grew up in an Irish Catholic Democrat household. His maternal grandparents were immigrants that came to the United States through Ellis Island.
Mike graduated from Columbus North High School in 1977. He earned a B.A. in history from Hanover College in 1981, and a J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of law in 1986.
He was a member of the PHi Gamma Delta fraternity while in Hanover, and served as the chapter president.
After graduating law school, he worked as a private practice attorney.
Mike and Karen Pence have been married for more than 30 years now and they have 3 children: Michael, Audrey, and Charlotte.
Who is Mike Pence – Public Service
Mike Pence has a long history of public service. He ran for Congress unsuccessfully in 1988 and 1990 losing to long time democrat incumbent Phil Sharp.
Mike Pence was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District when six year incumbent David M. Mcintosh ran for governor of Indiana in November of 2000.
Pence was re-elected four more times. In 2006 he announced his bid for leadership of the Republican Party in the U.S. House of representatives, ultimately losing to John Boehner.
In January 2009 he was elected to the position of Republican Conference Chairman by his GOP colleagues.
In May 2011 Pence announced that he would seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Indiana in 2012.
Governor Mike Pence was inaugurated on January 14, 2013. Yesterday, July 14, 2016 he announced that he would suspend his re-election campaign for Governor.
Since becoming Governor, He has enacted the largest state tax cut in Indiana history, and has also eliminated the business personal tax for small Indiana businesses.
Governor Pence has also lowered the corporate income tax to ensure that Indiana remains competitive in attracting new business investment in the state.
The unemployment rate in Indiana has fallen from 8.4% to below 5% while Pence has been the Governor.
Who is Mike Pence – The opposition
The democratic opposition quickly unleashed a flurry of statements against Governor Pence.
The Hillary Clinton campaign sent out an email calling him “The most extreme VP pick in a generation.”
The talking points you will be sure to hear will be against the governor’s position on LGBT and abortion, as well as his economic policies.
Look at this tweet from Hillary Clinton, While she is running for Liar in Chief, she has the audacity to call Trump and Pence “Dangerous.”
I am quite sure that we will see the vitriolic rhetoric ratchet up to the unbearable level in the days and weeks ahead.
Who is Mike Pence – What is your reaction?
What is your reaction to the governor being selected as Trump’s running mate? Do you think it will help or hurt him in the polls? Will people get behind this duo and support their efforts to make america great again?
Or, will the staunch conservative narrative cause a lack of support and help Hillary to become liar in chief?
I think that the silent majority have probably had enough of the liberal agenda being rammed down their throat.
I look forward to your comments below!