Mike Pence kicks off gubernatorial re-election campaign with bus tour

INDIANPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is launching his campaign for re-election by arguing that he represents a continuation of a vision first offered by his predecessor, former GOP Gov. Mitch Daniels.

The Republican governor on Wednesday kicked off what is expected to be a difficult campaign against former Democratic House Speaker John Gregg with a three-day bus tour of the state. During an event in Indianapolis he said voters must decide if they want to continue with “principles and policies” advanced by himself and Daniels.

Pence touted improvements in the job market that coincided with his time in office. He also tried to shift debate away from stances he has taken on divisive social issues.

A small but vocal group of protesters outside the event chanted “Pence must go.”

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