Charlotte Pence Has Been On The Campaign Trail Too

by Morgan Brinlee

Republican vice presidential candidate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will debate Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, on Oct. 4 in the one and only vice-presidential debate of this election cycle. While Pence has reportedly opted to take the more traditional approach when it comes to preparing for his debate against Kaine (by you know, actually prepping as opposed to his running mate, Republican nominee Donald Trump), he's also reportedly balancing his debate prep with family time. So, will Pence's daughter Charlotte be at the vice presidential debate to cheer her dad on?

While Pence's oldest daughter has been open about holding political views that sometimes differ from her father's, that difference of opinion hasn't stopped her from supporting his and Trump's 2016 White House bid on the campaign trail. The 23-year-old decided to support her father by hitting the campaign trail with her parents for a tour of the United States after graduating from DePaul University's College of Computing and Digital Media in June.

She often posts "views from the sidelines" snapshots of her dad speaking at rallies and campaign events on her Instagram account. She was also on hand "to cheer Donald Trump on" when he debated Clinton at Hofstra University, according to a post on her Instagram. So, while it hasn't been confirmed that Charlotte will be at Longwood University on Oct. 4 to watch her father, it definitely seems like more than a possibility.

Pence has reportedly been preparing for Tuesday's sparring with Kaine since he was first named Trump's running mate with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker acting as a stand-in for mock debates as the lone vice presidential debate of this year's election cycle gets closer.

While the contest between Kaine and Pence is likely to lack much of the political theater that dominated Clinton and Trump's first debate, it might prove to be a better opportunity for both campaigns to dig into their policies and party platforms. Trump's running mate will likely look to focus on outlining his ticket's policy plans while driving attention to the recent controversies surrounding Clinton's campaign.

The lone vice presidential debate of this year's election is shaping up to be a bit of a snoozefest compared to last week's political rumble between Clinton and Trump, but that may be exactly why voters should tune in. Policy, and not mudslinging, will likely be the main focus when Kaine and Pence come face to face at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, on Oct. 4.