Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence Courts Voters Waukesha
CBS 58—Vice presidential candidate, Gov. Mike Pence, made an appearance at in Waukesha Thursday.
It was Gov. Pence’s first solo appearance as the Republican nominee for vice president and he was joined at the Waukesha Expo Center by several Wisconsin Republicans. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, Gov. Scott Walker, and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus all spoke before Pence took the stage.
Gov. Scott Walker called Pence a longtime friend, who he admires.
“I think one of the best things Trump has done in this campaign was when he announced Mike Pence was going to be his running mate,” Gov. Walker told the crowd.
Gov. Walker praised Gov. Pence’s 12 years in Congress and work as Governor of Indiana.
“His state has incredible employment, in fact they have the lowest unemployment they’ve had in a decade and a half,” Gov. Walker said.
And when he took the stage, Gov. Pence told the crowd he’s “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.”
Gov. Pence says he knows what strong Republican leadership means and drew similarities between what he’s done in Indiana and what Gov. Walker’s done in Wisconsin.
“The right investments in roads, infrastructure and letting people keep more of their hard earned tax dollars through tax relief and reform,” Gov. Pence said.
Gov. Pence also says the difference between himself and the Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, is drastic.
“When then Gov. Tim Kaine was in office, first thing he did was propose about $4 million in tax increases, on the people of Virginia,” Gov. Pence said. “I’m proud to say with the support of our conservative legislator, we’ve enacted more than $3.5 billion in tax relief for Hoosiers between now and 2022.”
Gov. Pence will travel to Michigan on Thursday.