Live updates: Pence makes appearance in Delaware County


This story will be updated throughout the day.

Update: 4:30 p.m.

Pence arrived just before 4:30 and began greeting each member of the board one at a time, thanking them for their service and planning.

"I'm here more to listen than to talk," Pence said.

Update: 4:20 p.m.

The "roundtable discussion" will be more of a square table discussion with collapsible tables and chairs pushed together in one of the fairground's smallest rooms. 

Already about 20 minutes late, members of the Delaware County Farmer's Bureau await Governor Pence's arrival, when they will begin their discussion of agriculture in Delaware County.


After speaking at Donald Trump's rally in Indianapolis last night, Governor Mike Pence is campaigning around the state today — including a stop at the Delaware County Fairgrounds at 4 p.m.

“Governor Pence will be hosting an agricultural roundtable discussion with community leaders in the Heartland Hall Meeting Room, then will visit with Delaware County Fairgoers,” his office said in a press release.

While this would seem like a routine stop for a governor any other time, this is no ordinary week. Trump is said to be close to announcing his running mate — with Pence near the top of his short list — and Pence has to decide by Friday whether to run for re-election or drop out to join Trump if asked. Indiana law does not allow running for governor and vice president at the same time. 

While Trump has not announced his running mate, last night's rally didn't rule Pence out. 

"I don’t know whether [Pence] is going to be your governor or vice president — who the hell knows,” Trump said at the rally in Westfield.

Trump remained in Indianapolis on Tuesday night to have dinner with Pence, and Trump and his children met with Pence at the governor's home this morning before leaving.

Reports said former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Sen. Jeff Sessions were also in Indianapolis today to talk with Trump about joining the ticket.


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