NewsPublic Affairs / February 5, 2020

Karen Pence Touts Trump's Reelection Bid With Indiana Filing

Second lady Karen Pence speaks with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb at the Statehouse after delivering paperwork to Brad King, right, putting President Donald Trump's name on the Indiana primary ballot, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Indianapolis.  - AP Photo/Darron Cummings

Second lady Karen Pence speaks with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb at the Statehouse after delivering paperwork to Brad King, right, putting President Donald Trump's name on the Indiana primary ballot, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Indianapolis.

AP Photo/Darron Cummings

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Donald Trump supporters cheered Wednesday as Karen Pence returned to the Indiana Statehouse where her husband used to be governor to file paperwork putting Trump’s name on the state’s presidential primary ballot.

Vice President Mike Pence’s wife walked with Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and about 50 supporters to the secretary of state’s office for the formal filing, then touted Trump’s actions as president in urging his reelection this year.

Pence boasted about national economic growth, the low unemployment rate and new foreign trade deals under Trump, saying “It has been three years of promises made and promises kept.”

Trump won’t be alone on the Republican primary ballot as former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld’s campaign also collected enough petition signatures for him to qualify and filed his candidacy on Tuesday, according to the Indiana secretary of state’s office.

Weld’s candidacy has gained little traction across the country and Trump will almost certainly have his renomination secured by the time of Indiana’s primary. Trump easily won the 2016 Indiana primary and later selected then-Gov. Mike Mike Pence as his running mate on his way to carrying the state in the general election by 19 percentage points over Hillary Clinton.

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