Karen Pence: Mike Pence's Political Story Began with 3 Simple Principles - Faith, Family and Freedom


As it turns out, Mike Pence went through quite the adventure on his road to becoming vice president of the United States of America.

On Thursday, during a Trump 2020 campaign event in Peoria, Arizona, second lady Karen Pence opened for her husband.

During her talk, the second lady told the story of how she and her husband got into politics.

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“Well, I get the job of introducing the vice president today,” Karen Pence told the crowd.

“And so I’m going to tell you a little story about our history of getting involved in politics.”

The second lady then shared that ever since the couple first began dating about 37 years prior, the now-vice president told her that he wanted to run for Congress.

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Pence then ran for Congress in 1988 on the theme of “faith, family and freedom.”

His ambitions, however, did not lead to success in the beginning.

After facing defeat in 1988, Pence ran again and lost again in 1990.

“We felt like, you know, maybe this was our idea, maybe this wasn’t God’s calling on our lives,” Karen Pence continued.

For a while, they lived comfortably, until the couple felt that God was calling them to return to the political world.

“We were very comfortable. And I’ll just tell you, that’s usually when God puts your life in a blender and that’s what happened to us.”

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“Because in 2000, we did feel a calling on our hearts to run.”

Yet again, the couple ran on the theme of “faith, family and freedom.”

This time they won.

Several years later, after becoming governor of Indiana, Mike Pence saw even greater success when he got a call from Donald J. Trump.

“When we were getting to run for re-election, somebody called and had another idea for us,” the second lady said.

“After we had met the president and Melania and they had time to figure out what they wanted to do, the president called and this is what he said: ‘Mike, it’s going to be great.’ And Mike said, ‘Well, if there’s a question there, the answer is yes.’

“So we ran again on the theme of faith, family and freedom, and for four years, President Donald Trump has been fighting for your faith, your family and your freedoms.”

If the November election goes as well for the Trump administration, the Pences’ story will continue on in the White House for four more years.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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