GOP VP nominee Pence speaks in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence took the stage at the Millennium Center Tuesday night speaking in front of hundreds of supporters.

“I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order," Pence told the crowd.

Pence started his speech explaining why he believes Donald Trump should be president.

"You have nominated a man for president of the United States who never quits, who never backs down,” Pence said. “He's a fighter. He's a winner."

Pence wasted no time taking shots at Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

"Now emails have come to light that show a direct connection between foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation," Pence told the crowd.

He said a Trump-Pence ticket would mean a stronger military and lower taxes.

"We're going to cut taxes across the board for working families, small businesses and family farms,” he said. “We're going to end death taxes once and for all."

Many supporters said they wanted to hear Pence speak in person and hear his positions on critical issues.

"The building of our military, making our country safe again," said Trump supporter George Van Horn.

"There's so many people out of work, poverty rates have risen,” said Trump supporter Cathy Dillon. “I think it would be a good thing to vote for both of them."