Republican VP candidate Mike Pence holds town hall in La Crosse

Indiana Governor Mike Pence visited La Crosse Thursday afternoon to talk about why Donald Trump should be president of the United States.

Trump chose Pence as his running mate back in July about a week before the Republican National Convention. Since then, Pence has been traveling around the nation hosting town halls.

About 200 people filed in to hear Pence talk about three main topics: the economy, trade and security. 

When it comes to the economy, Pence said Trump will get rid of the red tape, cut down on regulation and cut taxes for the working class. Pence said that will also increase trade.

“With regard to trade, I support free trade and so does Donald Trump. He really does. We know in Wisconsin and we know in Indiana, we are exporting states, right? What we make, we sell in the world. What we grow, we sell across the world. Right? Trade means jobs, and imports mean low cost goods for our citizens. But what Donald Trump is talking about, as one of the most successful negotiators in the world, is simply, we just need smarter and tougher deals,” said Pence.

When it comes to security, Pence said they will support local law enforcement by giving them all the resources they need. When he talked about national security, he actually got a standing ovation from the crowd.

“When Donald Trump becomes president of the United States of America, we will rebuild our military, we will restore America’s strength in the world, we will rebuild our relationships with our allies and we will confront and destroy those who threaten our people and our freedom at their source,” said Pence.

Pence served 12 years in Congress and has been the Indiana governor since 2013.