Republican vice presidential nominee and Governor of Indiana Mike Pence hit the trail to Colorado Wednesday for a town hall Meeting at Mile High Station in Denver to address a small crowd about Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump’s platform.
Colorado has been a hotspot for presidential campaigning in the 2016 season. Pence arrived less than a week after Trump held rallies in Denver and Colorado Springs. Trump was also in Denver for the Western Conservative Summit just over a month ago.
“Let’s decide here in Colorado that Hillary Clinton will never be president,” Pence said during a brief speech as much, it seemed, about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as it was about Donald Trump.
Addressing a crowd of close to 200 supporters, he touched on the fate of the Supreme Court, discussed his experience with the American Dream, admonished the Obama administration for paying ransom for hostages and praised American unity then opened the floor to questions from attendees.
The issues raised involved known terrorists in America, the state of the military, education and diversity.
Concerning national security and terrorism, Pence said of ISIS, “This isn’t the Taliban, we know where they are. We just need a president who will decide to seek them out.”
He added that despite considering himself a penny-pinching conservative, he feels confident in Trump’s plans to invest in and rebuild the military.
And he had a message for Latinos and African-Americans:
“Whatever neighborhood or background you come from, everyone wants a prosperous and safe America,” he said. “Everyone is identifying with the candor of Donald Trump. We are going to make America great again with opportunities for all.”
Earlier in the night, former State Sen. John Andrews also touted Trump’s popularity.
“We will see a surge of Americans — not hyphenated, just Americans — to the polls for Trump,” Andrews said.
Pastor Gino Geraci, the founder of Calvary South Denver, led the group in prayer encouraging other Italian-Americans to follow his lead and support the Trump Campaign. The Pledge of Allegiance followed, led by 12-year-old Weston Imer.
Imer founded Colorado Kids for Trump and currently acts as co-chair of Jefferson County for Donald Trump. He made quite the impression on the crowd when he took the opportunity to deliver a short speech about his experiences working for the campaign, prior to leading the Pledge of Allegience. The Jeffco middle schooler also announced his intention to run for president in 2040 and requested Pence’s presence for a word after the meeting.
Americhicks radio host Kim Monson spoke on women’s issues, emphasizing that just because one candidate has an extra X chromosome, it doesn’t mean women must vote for that candidate.
“Women care about the economy, safety and education,” she said. “Sometimes I wish (Trump) would say things differently, but I know that he cares deeply about this country.”
The afternoon ended shortly after 3 p.m., after which Pence headed to a rally in Colorado Springs.