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...