(POLITICO) INDIANAPOLIS — Mike Pence was a twice-defeated House candidate, the loser of two brutal fights that left him on the ropes. His anti-government nostrums, conveyed in the wonky language of Supply Side economics gurus, weren’t getting him very far. That was when he became something different: His Mikeness.
It was the 1990s, when Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern were really making it big on the American airwaves, and Pence was on his way too, finding his voice as a conservative Hoosier talk radio show host.
He was no shock jock and he didn’t have the best time slots. His listeners were largely on the AM dial, scattered in small towns all across Indiana.
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