Former VP Mike Pence has book signing in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Former Vice President Mike Pence came home to Columbus on Tuesday to sign copies of his memoir “So Help Me God” and speak to an invitation-only audience of about 50 people at Zaharakos ice cream parlor downtown.

After John Kennedy and members of his family picked up a few signed copies, he said what Pence hasn’t yet, but which most political observers believe. “Oh, I know he’s running,” Kennedy said with a laugh, noting what to him seemed obvious given the surroundings and the event. He said he had no inside information, simply describing himself as a longtime friend of Pence and his family.

“When our publisher said that we wanted to be doing book signings in Indiana, I said, ‘I have to go to Columbus first,’” Pence said to applause.

“What was really a joy about writing this book was it really began here in Columbus. I had a chance to tell the story of the opportunities we’ve had in public life and be able to step forward and serve as your congressman and serve as your governor and ultimately the privilege of being vice president of the United States,” he said. “… I will tell you, I love this community, the support we’ve enjoyed from this community.”

For the complete story and more photos, see Wednesday’s Republic.