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Pence and pumpkins get rousing reception in Ohio

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Donald Trump's running mate is getting a warm welcome in small-town Ohio.

Mike Pence delighted thousands Saturday at the Circleville Pumpkin Show.

He walked the streets, greeted supporters and climbed atop a flatbed trailer to examine prize-winning 1,500-pound pumpkins.

It was among several unannounced stops for Pence before his evening rally with Trump in Cleveland.

Circleville is reliable Republican territory. Mitt Romney won 58 percent in surrounding Pickaway County four years ago.

Trump is trying to maximize his advantage outside Ohio's largest cities in hopes of flipping a state President Barack Obama won twice.

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