During a campaign stop in Lancaster County on Tuesday, GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence touted running mate Donald Trump, while also working to spread his own brand of family-values conservatism. Several hundred people turned out at the Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center for Pence’s town hall style meeting.
It was a more subdued crowd than those at most Trump rallies, but Pence did manage to appeal to potential voters in his own way.
He made frequent mention of constitutional rights, and garnered cheers at every mention of the Second Amendment.
He also played up his populist appeal.
“Frankly,” he said, “we’re tired of being told — as Ronald Regan used to say so well — we’re tired of being told that a, quote, ‘little intellectual elite’ in a far, distant Capitol can plan our lives better than we can plan them for ourselves.”
The Indiana governor emphasized support for family farms, coal miners, and small businesses.
The Keystone State is seen as a must-win for Trump, along with Ohio and Florida.
The businessman is currently trailing in Pennsylvania polls by an average of almost nine percentage points.