Gov. Mike Pence campaigns in Council Bluffs

Posted at 11:20 PM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 00:20:53-04

13 weeks from Tuesday will be election day when millions of Americans head to the polls to vote for their preferred candidate.

Iowa is expected to be closely watched with six electoral votes.  President Barack Obama won the state in 2012 and 2008 but Republicans are trying to turn it red.

Republican Mike Pence tried to make the case for the top of his ticket, Donald Trump. 

Pence also attacked his main rival on the other side, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

“Let's decided here and now, that Hillary Clinton will never be elected president of the United States of America,” said Pence.

Pence touted trump's issues like repealing Obamacare, better trade deals and trump's plan to get the economy working again

“It includes simplifying the tax code, lowering income taxes on every American, making childcare costs fully deductible and limiting business tax income to a 15-percent so our businesses can compete,” said Pence.

Pence also talked about immigration and Sarah’s law... named for Sarah root, a Council Bluffs woman killed in a crash investigators blame on illegal immigrant Edwin Mejia, he’s still missing.

“Sarah's life, and their loss will change lives because when Donald Trump becomes president of the United States of America, working with Sen. Ernst-we will pass Sarah’s law,” said Pence.

The Root family spoke about Pence’s tribute after the speech.

“He honored her as Mr. trump did if this law is passed it will change lives for a lot of individuals,” said Scott Root.

The family met with Pence before the speech and say this is the winning ticket.

“Amazing, amazing, that team is going to make America great again,” said Michelle Root.

There was an interruption toward the end of Pence’s speech and the protesters were kicked out.