Vice President Mike Pence’s brother is officially running for Congress. Greg Pence filed the required paperwork to run in Indiana’s sixth district congressional race yesterday in Indianapolis with Secretary of State Connie Lawson.
Greg launched his campaign in October of last year with the formation of the political organization, Greg Pence for Congress Incorporated. His brother once held the same seat in Indiana’s 6th District.
— Greg Pence (@GregPenceIN) February 5, 2018
“In many respects, he has exactly the sort of profile that a lot of Republicans would want to see in a candidate,” says Andrew Downs, the director of the Mike Downs Center for Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
He says beyond just name recognition, Greg has an appeal for establishment republicans due to both his business experience and conservative values.
Three other Republicans and four Democrats have officially filed for the primary race on May 8.
The current representative for the district, Republican Luke Messer, is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate.