A few questions that folks have raised: 1) What about Pence's speechwriter? Stephen Ford has been with Pence since 2017. The earliest Pence usage of #lodestar we have so far is 2001, found by @prufrock451 along with a bunch of other instances: https://t.co/mfFWzz2f85

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