IDP Statement on Trump Selecting Gov. Pence as His Running Mate

INDIANAPOLIS – John Zody, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party, released the following statement after Donald Trump announced Governor Mike Pence as his running mate for the 2016 Republican presidential ticket.

“Mike Pence has spent the past three years focused only on his personal ambition. He has embarrassed Hoosiers, signed divisive and discriminatory legislation into law, and alienated the business community –costing our state money in the process. Unfortunately, that qualifies him as a compatible running mate for Donald Trump, who is out only for himself and running one of the most toxic presidential campaigns in history.

“As he crisscrosses the country promoting Donald Trump, Mike Pence will need to account for his failed record as our governor. This includes the discriminatory RFRA that has cost our economy over $60 million, an anti-abortion law with some of the most outrageous restrictions in the country, and a lagging state economy that is underperforming the national average and our closest neighboring states.”

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