Hotdog! If you think one Pence can do some damage in the swamp, just wait…..because a second Pence is on his way!
Greg Pence, Vice President Mike Pence’s older brother, has formally launched his campaign for a seat in the House of Representatives from Indiana. The seat was formerly held by Mike Pence for 12 years.
According to the campaign announcement, Greg is a strong Republican who truly believes in “fiscal responsibility, the sanctity of life” and, last but not least, “our Second Amendment rights.” He also says that he believes the “American dream” is still alive and that President Donald Trump is bringing it back.
He said, “I’m going to fight to help (President) Donald Trump help our district. That’s why I’m running for the United States Congress.”
The Charlotte Observer reports:
As the vice president’s brother, Pence is likely the hands-down favorite to win. He has a famous name, served in the Marines, owns an antiques business in the area and even bears a striking resemblance to his brother, with a close-cropped head of white hair.
It’s likely he will also be able to tap into the same fundraising network his brother enjoyed in Indiana — if not nationally.
An IRS document for Greg Pence’s political organization lists Craig Kunkle as its “custodian.” Kunkle is chief operating officer of a firm called MO Strategies, which is led by the vice president’s longtime aide and fundraiser Marty Obst, according to records kept by the Indiana Secretary of State’s office.
Republican fundraiser Bob Grand said, “He starts off with good name ID. I think he has a tremendous advantage. But I think he’ll also work hard,” Grand continued, “He can also raise a fair amount of money. A number of people that I’m aware of starting this afternoon have already reached out.”
Greg Pence lives in Columbus, Indiana. That’s the same town the family grew up in after the Pence’s father, Edward, relocated from Chicago and later built a gas station empire.