Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017|10:17 a.m.
INDIANAPOLIS– Greg Pence, among Mike Pence’s older bros, has actually submitted a tax file indicating he will seek the eastern Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years.
He formed the Greg Pence for Congress Committee on Monday, according to a filing with the Irs that was gotten by The Associated Press.
Greg Pence, who once ran the family’s now-bankrupt chain of Tobacco Road convenience stores, formerly stated he had been courted to run for the district, which covers a broad swath of main and southeastern Indiana, including Muncie and Columbus.
As the vice president’s sibling, he is most likely the hands-down preferred to win in the overwhelmingly Republican district. He has a famous name, owns an antique business in the location as well as bears a striking resemblance to his brother, with a close-cropped head of white hair.
It’s most likely he will also be able to tap into the very same fundraising network his sibling enjoyed in the state– if not nationally.
Bob Grand, a major Republican fundraiser and powerbroker in Indiana politics, formerly informed the AP that Greg Pence would be an ideal prospect.
“He’s a neighborhood leader, he’s been involved in this neighborhood, he’s clearly got good name ID. I believe all those things are positive,” Grand stated in June when Greg Pence’s name was very first drifted as a possibility.
Greg Pence resides in Columbus, Indiana. That’s the very same town the family matured in after the Pence’s father, Edward, transferred from Chicago and later on developed a gas station empire.
Greg Pence eventually took control of the company, Kiel Brothers Oil Co., from his father. However business, which operated a chain of corner store under the name Tobacco Roadway, declared bankruptcy under Greg Pence’s watch in 2004.
That eliminated more than $673,000 of Mike Pence’s net worth, according to Pence’s 2006 tax filings, which he has actually publicly released.