DUNMORE -- Before addressing a crowd of supporters inside Kenworth of Pennsylvania in Dunmore, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence chatted with Newswatch 16 at length about a wide range of topics and issues.
Pennsylvania has voted Democrat in every election since 1992. Does Pence think it can switch this time?
“We have high hopes for the Keystone State. I think Donald Trump has the right message and the right plan to get Pennsylvania moving again," Pence said.
With so many coal workers here in our region, the Indiana governor emphasized the importance of utilizing all of the country's natural resources.
"I think people in Scranton and all across Pennsylvania should know while Hillary Clinton is committed to continuing the war on coal that Barack Obama has been advancing, when Donald Trump becomes president, the war on coal comes to an end."
While both candidates are quite different, Governor Pence believes there are still plenty of undecided voters out there.
"I think the American people take their time in elections and they should. When we're choosing that person that’s going to lead this nation, I think the American people do well to take their time, to listen, to examine the plans, to evaluate all the individuals. Donald Trump and I are committed to go across Pennsylvania and all across the country to earn the support of the people of this country"
Pence said the biggest surprise for him this election is being picked as Donald Trump's running mate.