Pence spoke to an audience of 1,200 in the Indianapolis Hilton.
The VP, a devout Catholic who has never held elected office, is in the middle of his second run for the presidency.
Pence’s campaign released a video on Monday of Pence, a former Republican governor of Indiana, thanking attendees for coming to see him speak.
Pence said he would be the first Christian governor to lead a state that was majority-Catholic in his home state of Indiana.
“We know Indiana is a diverse state,” Pence said.
Pence, 71, was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 and to the Senate in 2016. “
I’ve seen what can happen when we don’t stand up for our values.”
Pence, 71, was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 and to the Senate in 2016.
He has a long history of conservative policy views, including a vow to overturn the Affordable Care Act and roll back the Affordable Children’s Health Insurance Program, which is a key component of the ACA.
Pence also has worked with President Donald Trump on an effort to repeal and replace the ACA, which the president says is “dead on arrival.”