Gov. Mike Pence, who is among those being considered as Republican Donald Trump’s VP nominee, is mingling with the crowd at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair.

Bartholomew County Republicans placed ‘Pence for governor’ campaign signs out to welcome him to the fairgrounds.

He was greeted by Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop and Rep. Milo Smith at about 5 p.m. near the GOP tent at the fairgrounds. Pence is now touring the cattle and swine barns and meeting with 4-Hers.

Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop welcomes Gov. Mike Pence at the fairgrounds.
Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop welcomes Gov. Mike Pence at the fairgrounds.
Gov. Mike Pence talks with Bartholomew County Republican Party Chairwoman Barb Hackman.
Gov. Mike Pence talks with Bartholomew County Republican Party Chairwoman Barb Hackman.
Gov. Mike Pence is greeted by Rep. Milo Smith at the fairgrounds.
Gov. Mike Pence is greeted by Rep. Milo Smith at the fairgrounds.

 

Meeting with 4-Hers in the cattle barn at the Bartholomew County Fair.
Meeting with 4-Hers in the cattle barn at the Bartholomew County Fair.

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Olivia Covington is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at ocovington@therepublic.com or 812-379-5712.