Indiana Governor Mike Pence rounded out another electric night in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention, setting the stage for Donald Trump on Thursday.
While the party was in northern Ohio, some Vanderburgh County Republicans gathered to watch Indiana’s governor in action last night, officially accepting the vice president nomination.
Trump’s campaign said Thursday’s goal was setting the groundwork for November’s election and allowing Pence to speak to the country.
Other speakers Wednesday night included former Trump rivals, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
Local Republicans they were frustrated with Cruz, because he didn’t endorse trump for president.
But the biggest focus of the night was watching a Hoosier take center stage.
“Mike Pence is probably one of the nicest guys in politics,” says Johnny Kincaid, a candidate for Indiana’s 77th District seat in the state house.
“He’s a gentleman and I think that’s going to be reflected in what he does with the convention. He’ll remain that gentleman that he always has been and he’ll stay true to his faith and values,” Kincaid says.
Thursday is the final night of the convention where Donald Trump will deliver his speech.
But attention now in Indiana turns to who will replace Pence on the ballot for governor.
The Indiana GOP will vote for a replacement candidate July 26.