Give Now

Pence Hosts Media In Columbus Before Gubernatorial Kickoff

A day before a scheduled event kicking off his run for governor, 6th District congressman Mike Pence took questions about his candidacy from reporters Friday.

Speaking at Zaharako’s restaurant in downtown Columbus, Pence said he hopes to continue what he characterized as the economic prosperity of the Mitch Daniels administration, noting a recent study which shows only North Dakota and New York had better gross domestic product growth than Indiana in 2010. 

Pence declined to comment on a potential matchup with former House Speaker John Gregg in next year’s general election, but did say he views legislation on social issues – on which Daniels had asked for a “truce” – differently than the governor.

“For me, everything works together,” Pence said. “I think good jobs strengthen families. I think strong families and an affirmation of values creates an environment where we’ll see investment and job creation.”

The congressman will hold an official kickoff rally at noon Saturday in the Commons in downtown Columbus.

Stan Jastrzebski

WFIU/WTIU News Senior Editor Stan Jastrzebski spent time as a reporter with WGN Radio in Chicago and as an editor at Network Indiana, an Indianapolis news service. Stan is the winner of awards from the Associated Press, the RTDNA, the Indiana Broadcasters Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. He hosts WFIU's Ask the Mayor and anchors WTIU's InFocus.

View all posts by this author »

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

Search News

Stay Connected

RSS e-mail itunes Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube

Follow us on Twitter

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Recent Politics Stories

Recent Videos

Find Us on Facebook