Strategist not sure about Trump, but says Pence good choice

Although she once worked as a Republican Party strategist, Rachel Reynolds of Columbus isn’t sure who she’s going to vote for in the upcoming presidential election. “I am not a Trump supporter, but I’m conflicted because I’m not a Hillary supporter, either,” Reynolds said Friday while eating lunch at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds.

“To me, it’s going to see how they stack up at the end of the day.”

However, Reynolds said she does see Donald Trump’s choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as wise politically.

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Because Trump is a political outsider, Reynolds said she sees Pence as representing safety for traditional GOP members.

“Pence was born, bred and raised through the Republican development machine,” Reynolds said. “He also has the look and feel of being a future president.”

As for Trump, Reynolds said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee advocates social domestic issues that she cannot support.

“I also think that, economically and internationally, he has the potential to be very harmful to the country,” Reynolds said.

Governor offers fun facts about Mike Pence

Gov. Mike Pence lists his own set of fun facts on the State of Indiana website. Here are some things you might not know about Donald Trump’s running mate.Birthday: June 7, 1959

Birthplace and hometown: Columbus, Indiana

Siblings: Gregory, Edward, Thomas, Annie, Mary

Elementary school: St. Bartholomew

High school: Columbus North

College: Hanover

Law school: Indiana University School of Law — Indianapolis

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Fisher

Favorite ice cream: Moose Tracks

Favorite childhood past-time: Playing in Haw Creek

Favorite subject in school: History

Favorite colors: Blue and gold

Favorite book: Holy Bible

Favorite movie: “The Wizard of Oz”

Favorite childhood superhero: Superman

Pets: A beagle named Maverick and two cats named Pickle and Oreo.