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He gained notoriety for his role in the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act
In 2015, he signed into law a controversial "religious freedom" bill, which spurred wide backlash. Critics said the bill could allow business owners to ban LGBT customers based on a claim of religious freedom.
After "business, civic and sports leaders ... strongly called for a fix to the legislation," USA Today noted, Pence later signed a revised version of the law.
originally posted by: Gazrok
We always knew Trump was going to pick a GOP insider as VP. He's said it repeatedly, so no surprise. I still wouldn't count out Newt though. We'll all see at 11am tomorrow.....
originally posted by: BlueAjah
a reply to: MrSpad
But, the news reports today guessing that Pence was the VP pick were based on him dropping out of the governor race.
He can't run for VP and governor at the same time.
So why would he post a link to raise funds the day before he is picked as VP?
I am doubting the rumors are true. It might be someone else.
originally posted by: olaru12
He could have chosen someone that would have enhanced his candidacy. This even further convinces me that his campaign is just a BS self stroking ego fest; Not really in it to win. Clinton will stomp them a new *** ****!
He didn't even try to win back women, minorities, the disabled, Jews or moderate Republicans. Went full on right wing...lose, lose.
originally posted by: amazing
Okay...logically and strategically I think this is a horrible choice.
Take out any views or propaganda or policy or partisan politics....3 reasons.
Most people don't know the name. He's too obscure. Doesn't help the ticket.
To a national audience, Pence is almost entirely unknown; this morning’s CBS News/New York Times poll put his favorability rating at 5 percent against 8 percent unfavorable, with 86 percent of registered voters either being undecided or not knowing enough about Pence to have an opinion.
And yet, several of the alternatives reportedly on Trump’s VP shortlist, especially Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie, are both widely known and widely disliked by the general electorate. So if Pence isn’t quite a risk-free choice, he’d be better than one who was guaranteed to be unpopular.
originally posted by: matafuchs
He needs someone fairly straightforward from the 'heartland' of America. Where he did his worst. A person the media cannot trounce. Attack.