114 days after VP announcement, voters still learning about Governor Mike Pence

Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a campaign stop at the the Rossford Recreation Center in Rossford, Ohio, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. (Nick Thomas/The Blade via AP)
Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a campaign stop at the the Rossford Recreation Center in Rossford, Ohio, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. (Nick Thomas/The Blade via AP)

NEW YORK, NY. (WISH) – It’s been more than 100 days since Indiana Governor Mike Pence was added to the GOP presidential ticket, but some people still don’t know much about him.

It was in mid-July when Governor Pence took center stage. “I accept your invitation to run and serve as vice president of the United States of America,” Governor Pence said in July.

Since then, it appears the top of the ticket continues to get the most attention.

“I think Hillary Clinton is a crook, a liar, a cheat, and I would love to see Donald Trump take her to the cleaners [Tuesday],” said voter, Joanne Dunn.

“I’m not really a big fan of Donald Trump,” said voter, Nicholas Peterson. “I don’t think a lot of people are.”

As Trump and Hillary Clinton have gained the most attention, that’s not to say some voters haven’t formed an opinion on the Hoosier governor.

“I like some of his views on things,” said Peterson. “I like the way he speaks, the way he kind of speaks to the American people.”

“What I already knew, and he’s against gay people,” voter, Anne Irvine said. “I don’t like that.”

“Not much because I keep hearing Donald talking,” voter, Emily Ewing said. “So honestly, not much, and to be real with you, I’ve kind of zoned it out now.”

Running for office isn’t new for the Hoosier politician. He was elected governor four years ago, and served six terms in congress.

Before politics, he hosted a conservative talk show. But it appears some people don’t know much past governor.

“Wasn’t he a journalist like you?” asked Irvine.

With hours to go, it might be too late to learn about Pence for this election, but if he doesn’t win Tuesday, some think they’ll get another shot in four years.

“I like Mike Pence,” Peterson said. “I would think that he would be a good candidate to run for president of the United States. I’d vote for him, to be honest.”