Greg Pence, the older brother of Vice President Mike Pence, has launched a campaign for Congress in Indiana, vowing to help fight for President Donald Trump.
Greg Pence announced on Wednesday that he will run for his brother’s old seat, according to The Associated Press.
The vice president and his older brother hold many of the same views, as seen in Greg Pence’s campaign announcement video.
In the video, Greg Pence is heralded as a Republican who supports “fiscal responsibility, the sanctity of life” and “our Second Amendment rights.”
I’m going to fight to help Donald Trump help our district,” Greg Pence says in the video. “That’s why I’m running for the United States Congress.”
Republican Luke Messer, the district’s current congressman, is launching a Senate bid.
Greg Pence served in the Marine Corps for four years and owns a local antiquity shop. Pence also worked for Marathon Oil and Unocal Corporation before becoming the vice president of the Kiel Brothers Oil Company, the Pence family-owned gas station and convenience store business, according to Roll Call.
IRS documents filed by Pence shows that his political organization lists Craig Kunkle as its “custodian.”
Kunkle serves as the chief operating officer for MO Strategies, a firm that was led by Marty Obst, who served as a longtime aide and fundraiser for Mike Pence.
Bob Grand, a major fundraiser for Republicans in Indiana, told the Terre Haute Tribune Star that Greg Pence has a strong chance of winning.
“He starts off with good name ID. I think he has a tremendous advantage. But I think he’ll also work hard,” Grand said.
“He can also raise a fair amount of money,” he added. “A number of people that I’m aware of starting this afternoon have already reached out.”
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