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GOP Vice-presidential Candidate Pence Campaigns In Moraine

Indiana Governor and Vice-presidential candidate, Mike Pence speaks at the Mandalay Banquet Center in Moraine, Ohio.
April Laissle

GOP Vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence made a campaign stop in Moraine, Ohio Wednesday. Pence was introduced to a crowd of about 300 at the Mandalay Banquet Center by Congressman Mike Turner.

Pence spent the majority of his 30-minute speech following up on Republican Nominee Donald Trump’s Monday talk on fiscal policy.

“And when Donald Trump becomes president, he’s going to fight every day to cut taxes on working families, small businesses, and family farms, roll back red tape, repeal Obamacare and end the war on coal once and for all and get this economy moving as never before,” said Pence.

GOP Vice-presidential Candidate Pence Campaigns In Moraine
Mike Pence's full speech in Moraine

In anticipation of the candidate’s visit, the Hillary Clinton campaign held a press conference in Dayton Wednesday morning.

Speaking on behalf of the campaign, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley told reporters at a union hall on S. Jefferson that she thinks Candidate Donald Trump thinks democracy is a joke and took Pence to task on his positions against LGBT rights.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and local business owner, Chad Diggs (4th from right) speak to a handful of Clinton Supporters at the Montgomery County Democratic Party headquarters in the IUE/CWA hall od S. Jefferson St. in Dayton.
Credit Jerry Kenney
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and local business owner, Chad Diggs (4th from right) speak to a handful of Clinton Supporters at the Montgomery County Democratic Party headquarters in the IUE/CWA hall od S. Jefferson St. in Dayton.

“He has been a governor that has been about basically excluding people and very very extreme in his positions, so it’s not a surprise that Trump picked him up,” the mayor said.

Whaley served as a super-delegate for Clinton at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.

Both campaigns are pitting their economic strategies against each other—each one claiming their campaigns will bring more jobs to America, while the other candidate's plans will lose jobs.