Republican Vice Presidential choice campaigns in middle GA

Gov. Pence hosts town hall in Perry, GA

PERRY, GA (WTVM) - Election Day is exactly 70 days away, and the Republican Party is working hard in the state of Georgia.

Donald Trump's Vice Presidential choice, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, was in Perry, GA Monday afternoon.

Pence was introduced to a crowd of more than 400 people by former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.

The crowd was very enthusiastic and brought people from all around the region, including some from the Fountain City. They were looking to learn more about Trump's Vice Presidential choice and even ask him some questions. 

"Donald Trump is going to fight every day to make America great again for every American regardless of race or creed or color," said Pence
at the beginning of his 45-minute speech.

The campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" represented the views of many from the crowd.

"It's about time we hear someone say we need to make it better again, we need jobs, we need jobs, we don't need people on the dole. That's the way I feel about it, you can't make it great again if everybody is taking a free check. The money is going to run out soon," said Norman Willoughby, a Columbus man who made the hour and a half trek to Perry to hear Governor Pence speak. 

Jobs was also a popular topic that Pence spoke on. He addressed the misconception that Donald Trump is removed from the working class Americans
and also talked about his running mate's respect for our military.

"We end up being late to stuff, because if there is someone wearing a uniform anywhere that he walks, Donald Trump stops and he will always honor the men and women that have worn the uniform of this country at home and abroad," said Pence.

Of course, Pence addressed Trump's counterpart Hilary Clinton, receiving cheers from the crowd of "Lock her up."

Hilary most recently said of allegations that the Clinton foundation accepted money from foreign donors.

"My work as Secretary of State was not influenced by any outside forces. I made policy decisions based on what I thought was right." Clinton had stated.

"If it was a conflict of interest, if she was president of the US to take money from foreign donors, how is it not a conflict of interest for when she was secretary of state for the USA?" responded Pence. 

Pence was not done after his 45-minute speech wrapped up in Perry and traveled up to Atlanta for another rally starting at 7 p.m.

He had this to say at the Atlanta rally:

"Our country is in a moment of crisis and we need a President and Vice President who will put hardworking Georgians first, instead of big party donors and special interest groups. We need leaders who we can trust to do what's right for the American people, instead of what is politically correct and convenient. We need to change the direction of our country, and Donald Trump and Governor Mike Pence are the right people for the job right now.

"Tonight, we heard a conservative message from Governor Pence who is a champion of our Founding Principles of economic opportunity, fiscal responsibility, limited government, and individual liberty. I'm excited to work with the Trump-Pence ticket as we turn the page from the failed economic and foreign policies of Obama and Clinton, and make America great again."

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