COLUMBUS, Ind. – Greg Pence, the older brother of Vice President Mike Pence, has won the GOP nomination 6th District Indiana congressional seat. It’s the same seat in Congress that the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years, the Associated Press reports.
The district covers a broad swath of central and southeastern Indiana, including Muncie and Columbus.
"From the very beginning, we just wanted to get out and meet people in the 6th district, let people know who I am. I lived my whole life out in the 6th district so I got to see a lot of people I knew but I needed to introduce Greg Pence to them and I’ll continue to do that," Pence told CBS4.
He lives in Columbus, Indiana – the same town the family grew up in after the Pence’s father, Edward, relocated from Chicago. A graduate of Columbus North High School, Pence earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in business administration from Loyola University of Chicago.
This is the first position in public office he’s held. He'll take on Jeannine Lee Lake in November. For now, he's taking time to celebrate.
"There will be plenty of time for policy after tonight. Tonight is a celebration for all the people that helped us and to celebrate that we won the nomination," he told CBS4.
When discussing Donald Trump, Pence said, "I don’t have a problem supporting the Trump agenda because as I went around, I went to all 19 counties before I decided to do this, talk to folks, and they told me they wanted a representative out there to support the Trump agenda.
"I trust the president to take us in a direction, that the tariffs will be as he said in January to the benefit of manufacturing and agriculture in this country. Look at what he’s done in Korea, he has a different style but it's working there and I gave confidence in the tariffs that we’re heading in the right direction. Time will tell."