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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Terror attacks over the weekend in Minnesota, New Jersey and New York prompted a lot attention from Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence as he spoke to a crowd of more than 200 in Dubuque Monday night.

"Donald Trump would put the safety and security of the American people first,” Pence said to a rowdy crowd at Giese Manufacturing.

Speaking with KWWL exclusively after his speech, Pence said they would fight terrorists on two fronts: one against terrorists around the world by bolstering our military, and the other front by rooting out terrorists who call the United States their home legally.

"The other part is stronger law enforcement here at home. We need to move past this season of political correctness, make sure our law enforcement community has the resources and the tools to be able to identify people, to be able to prevent the kind of attacks we saw in Minnesota and New York from ever happening," Pence said.

People came from all over the tri-states area and the state to see Pence speak.

Many of them have already decided that Donald Trump will get their vote in November.

"I think Trump also has a lot more compatibility with smaller businesses, which is a big thing for me, because I'm going into business," said Ali Smith, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Mike Prang, a freshman at Loras College, said, "Why Trump? Because Trump's awesome, and we can't let Hillary win, that's it."

Verland Lenth from Waukon added that he believes Trump would be better against terror. "No question about it," he said.

Pence's  more than 30 minute speech covered not only national security, but also their plans to get the economy back on track, Trump's potential appointments of Supreme Court Justices, and remarks about Hillary Clinton's "cascade of controversy" as he told the crowd.

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