On the Trail

Nov | 02

The Republic, Kirk Johannesen, 11/2/2012

NORTH VERNON — With Mike Pence behind the wheel of his campaign-tested red pickup truck, his wife, Karen, waved out the passenger side window to a crowd of people cheering their arrival in the warehouse of a local concrete company.

In their midst, lyrics from a country song by Rodney Atkins blared from speakers: “These are my people. This is where I come from.”

The scene from the campaign stop Thursday for Republican gubernatorial candidate Pence, a Columbus native, evoked an...

Oct | 23

Indianapolis Business Journal, Michael Hicks, 10/21/2012

Indiana gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence recently raised some eyebrows by arguing that the condition of families was an economic issue. This is a tough matter to discuss, so it is best to begin with fiscal issues and poverty.

Over their lifetimes, perhaps half of Americans spend some time in the formal definition of poverty. Most of it, like my decade, is fairly benign and caused by short-term job losses, college and other common vicissitudes of life.

For those...

Oct | 19

Bloomington Herald-Times, Dawn Hewitt, 10/19/2012

Ellspermann introduced herself to supporters Tuesday afternoon at Monroe County Republican headquarters at a rally in her honor. The GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, running on a ticket with gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence, credited Gov. Mitch Daniels and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman for putting Indiana on the right fiscal and economic path, a path she said she and Pence will build on.

Skillman was at the rally, too.

“She has tiny feet, but big shoes to fill,”...

Oct | 16

Hendricks County Flyer, Bart Doan, 10/16/2012

BROWNSBURG — If you see a red Chevy pickup truck rolling through town over the next three weeks, there’s a chance that the state’s future governor might be in it.

Mike Pence, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, kicked off his Red Truck Tour here to discuss his vision for Indiana, should he be elected.

He visited the Brownsburg Fire Territory and Pit Stop Barbecue where he talked at length about his Road Map for Indiana plan that focuses on educational advancements and...