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Offbeat Who paid for Colts tickets to game Pence abruptly left? Disclosure report spills beans

23:46  16 may  2018
23:46  16 may  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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Disclosure report spills beans . Oil tycoon Forrest Lucas paid for Vice President Pence to attend the Indianapolis Colts game he walked out of in protest last year.

Disclosure report spills the beans . Mike Pence 's abruptly left a 2017 Indianapolis Colts game after players knelt during the National Anthem. Guess who paid for the tickets .

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WASHINGTON — Oil tycoon Forrest Lucas paid for Vice President Pence to attend the Indianapolis Colts game he walked out of last year after some players on the opposing team knelt during the national anthem, according to Pence's 2017 financial disclosure report released Wednesday.

Pence reported receiving from Lucas two tickets worth $774 for the October game held at Lucas Oil Stadium, named for the company Lucas and his wife founded in 1989.

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Pence reported receiving from Lucas two tickets worth 4 for the October game held at Lucas Oil Stadium, named for the company Lucas and his wife founded in 1989. Disclosure report spills the beans (Original post). TexasTowelie. May 19.

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Pence wanted to attend the game because former star quarterback Peyton Manning was being honored.

But Pence left early, saying he wouldn’t “dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our flag, and our national anthem." Critics called it a pre-planned political stunt at taxpayers’ expense.

Lucas declined through an aide to comment Wednesday.

Here are some other notable aspects of Pence's disclosure report:

Other gifts

Besides the tickets to the Colts game, Pence also received three tickets to the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston that were valued at $15,000. The prime seats were courtesy of Bob McNair, owner of the Houston Texans. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway gave Pence two tickets valued at $1,000 to last year's Indy 500. Pence received tickets to the annual galas for the American Ireland Fund and for Ford's Theater. And Pence's alma mater, Hanover College, gave him a lamp (valued at $260) and a chair (valued at $450). The furniture is displayed in his West Wing office.

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Vice President Mike Pence left a football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday after some players knelt during the National Anthem, saying he did not want to "dignify" the demonstration.

Disclosure report spills beans . Oil tycoon Forrest Lucas paid for Vice President Pence to attend the Indianapolis Colts game he walked out of in protest last year. Pence reported receiving from Lucas two tickets worth 4 for the October game held at Lucas Oil Stadium, named for the company

Bunny money

The Pences received between $15,001 and $50,000 in royalties for "Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President," a book about the family rabbit written by Pence's daughter, Charlotte, and illustrated by Second Lady Karen Pence. Charlotte and Karen Pence are donating the proceeds to an art therapy charity and a nonprofit that fights slavery and human trafficking. 

Modest assets

The Pences disclosed between $516,000 and $1 million in retirement funds, and a bank account valued at between $1,001 and $15,000 as their only reportable assets. Pence served in Congress for 12 years before becoming Indiana's governor in 2013. He received $6,610 in final salary from Indiana in 2017 before being sworn in as vice president in January. (He earned $230,700 as vice president last year, up from the $111,688 he made as governor.)

Credit card debt

The Pences had revolving credit card debt valued between $15,001 and $50,000 last year, a new item since their 2016 disclosure report. The report also lists at least $100,000 in outstanding loans from helping put their three children through college. 

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