Mike Pence's file


Republican from Indiana

Mike Pence is the vice president-elect. A Republican, Pence was elected governor of Indiana in 2012. Pence previously served for 12 years as a congressman from Indiana representing the Sixth Congressional District; he was first elected in 2000. During his time in the U.S. House of Represenatives, he served as House Republican Conference chairman and chairman of the House Republican Study Committee. Pence was born in Columbus, Ind. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1981 from Hanover College and a law degree in 1986 from Indiana University. After accepting Donald Trump's offer to be running mate, Pence ended his 2016 campaign to be re-elected as Indiana governor. 

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In Context: 'Senator, you've whipped out that Mexican thing again'

"Senator," Mike Pence said to Tim Kaine, "you've whipped out that Mexican thing again."

It wasn't a joke by the Republican vice presidential nominee.

Let's see Pence's comment in context.

Comparing Tim Kaine and Mike Pence on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter

Comparing Mike Pence and Tim Kaine before Tuesday night's vice-presidential debate.

Fact-checking Mike Pence on 'Meet the Press'

Mike Pence defended Donald Trump's immigration policies on Meet the Press

Mailbag: Readers weigh in on Mike Pence's stance on evolution; Calif. pot legalization

We hear frequently from our PolitiFact California readers (and from our listeners at Capital Public Radio, where we broadcast our fact checks). From time to time, we plan to share some of those comments in this ‘Mailbag’ feature.

Trump VP Mike Pence headlines day three of the Republican National Convention

Mike Pence, Indiana Gov. and Donald Trump's running mate, is slated to headline day three of the Republican National Convention.