Mike Pence: Facts About Donald Trump’s VP

Mike Pence: Facts About Donald Trump’s VP
Mike Pence speaking at CPAC 2015 in Washington, DC. Gage Skidmore / Wikipedia Commons cc

Donald Trump has offered a vice presidential slot to Indiana governor Mike Pence. It has been reported that Pence has accepted the offer.


The governor of Indiana is quite famous, and he is a pretty well-liked figure in Republican circles. There is a major difference between Trump and the governor. Trump is a nominee with an intention to get involved into controversies. However, by his side now is careful former congressional leader Mike Pence.

CNN mentioned that Pence graduated from Hanover College. As he earned his law degree from Indiana University, he began entering national politics in 1988. The same year, he challenged Democratic Rep. Philip Sharp in Indiana’s second district when he was 29 years old. However, he lost, but in 2000 he won, achieving a seat. In 2012, he became Governor of Indiana.

Pence is an orthodox evangelical Christian who repeatedly talks about his faith. Once, he famously described himself as “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.” He signed an approval for one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. Right now, Indiana is the second state in the nation to prohibit abortions.

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In 2015, he signed a religious freedom bill into law. According to him, the law would provide extended legal protections to Indiana business owners who do not want to participate in same-sex weddings. But according to The Washington Post, critics started arguing that he was promoting discrimination.

During the beginning of his career, Pence left his first job as president of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation. After that, the governor created his career in talk radio.

Pence hosted “The Mike Pence Show,” which aired on 18 stations each morning, throughout the state for a few hours.

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