Trump VP pick Mike Pence fires up crowd in Lansing

Mike Pence in Portage
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stumps for his running mate Donald Trump at the Air Zoo in Portage. (Nov. 3, 2016)


LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — A day after stumping in West Michigan, Donald Trump’s running mate is rallied support in Lansing.

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence took the stage at AVFlight Lansing for about a half-hour Friday.

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Pence appeared at the Air Zoo in Portage Thursday,  where he was introduced by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Pence was quick to attack Clinton, playing off of her “basket of deplorables” comment about Trump supporters that has plagued her during the campaign.

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“We have a basket of Americans saying enough is enough. We want to make America great again,” said Pence.

Pence also targeted foreign contributions made to the Clinton Foundation and the private server emails that led to an FBI investigation into Clinton.

Pence spoke for about 34 minutes, saying Trump would take Obamacare off the market, end the war on coal and repeal every executive order issued by President Barack Obama, renegotiate NAFTA, withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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“When Donald Trump is negotiate our trade deals, trade is going to mean jobs, but it’s going to be American jobs first,” said Pence.

Pence’s Portage visit came the same day new poll numbers showed Hillary Clinton’s lead slimming in Michigan.

The Michigan poll average by Real Clear Politics shows Clinton holds a 5.7 percent lead among Michigan voters, according to a poll average by Real Clear Politics. That’s down from her 11.6 percent lead on Oct. 21.

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However, Clinton has only dropped a half a percentage point in the polls since FBI Director James Comey announced he was looking into newly recovered emails from her top aide.

Clinton continues to lead in the Electoral College, 226 votes to Trump’s 180 votes. The candidate who captures 270 votes will win the White House.

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