Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence combines campaigning with a lunch break when he stops at a popular hamburger restaurant in his home town, Columbus, Indiana. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Story: Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence shook hands and took photos during a stop at a popular restaurant in Columbus, Indiana on Saturday (August 13). Pence is the current governor of Indiana, and was born and raised in Columbus. During his visit to the neighborhood joint, he greeted some familiar faces and met some supporters that traveled to meet him there. He also talked with some members of the U.S. Army's elite 101st Airborne Division and took selfies with with family diners. The visit comes as Pence and his running mate, presidential nominee Donald Trump, are trying to recover from a series of controversies. Republican sources earlier this month said Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was furious over Trump's failure to endorse House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and his feud with the parents of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq. Trump did endorse Ryan a few days later. Then Trump told rallies and interviewers that U.S, President Barack Obama and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton were the "co-founders" of the militant group, Islamic State, or ISIS. On Friday, he backed off from the remarks, telling supporters that he had been sarcastic when he made the comments.