Columbus residents ‘proud’ of native son Mike Pence


Donald Trump and Mike Pence greet supporters at a rally at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday August, 5, 2016. (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

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COLUMBUS, Ind -- Wednesday was a busy day outside the governor’s mansion as the Secret Service along with Homeland Security began formulating a security plan for the new Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

A Spokesperson says that plan may potentially include road closures on the roads surrounding the governor’s mansion as well as a restriction of airspace.

Pence is expected to make his return to Indiana on Thursday.

Back in the vice president-elect's hometown of Columbus, many neighbors say they couldn't be any prouder of their native son. Pence grew up in Columbus and is a graduate of Columbus North High School.

He will become the sixth vice president in U.S. history that is from Indiana. The others were Schuyler Colfax, Thomas Hendricks, Charles Fairbanks, Thomas Marshall and Dan Qauyle.

A few people in Columbus say they think he will be the best to serve in the position from our state.

“It’s a great thing for Columbus, a great thing for Indiana and a great thing for the United States I think,” one resident said.

“Talk about being on the political map. It’s just incredible, something I never thought I’d see in my lifetime,” another said.

When asked what type of role Pence will have in the Trump presidency, a top aide was quoted as saying “substantial.”

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