Toby Keith

While other Republicans have fled Donald Trump, Mike Pence is doubling down on their campaign

While other Republicans have fled Donald Trump, Mike Pence is doubling down on their campaign

The crowd beneath the high rafters at the agricultural center was eager to purge its frustration, chanting “Lock her up!” in reference to Hillary Clinton, more than 20 minutes before Indiana Gov. Mike Pence took the stage.

Many were upset, and worried, that Donald Trump had suffered one of his rockiest stretches, Republicans fleeing his presidential campaign just as it reaches its most crucial phase. 

That left Pence, Trump’s running mate, to expand his role as Trump’s chief validator in the conservative movement, with a particular focus on evangelicals. The reserved Midwesterner, whose profile has been dwarfed by Trump’s reality...

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