|Rep. Sue Ellspermann|
Ellspermann has said that the vote was "her personal choice" as a voter, but, in 2010, when she was running for office, she couldn't remember voting as a Democrat in 2008. Likely, she crossed over as thousands of Indiana Republicans did and voted in the Democratic Primary because of the hotly-contested Presidential race. She probably didn't know she'd be asked to be Mike Pence's running mate.
It makes you wonder if Pence looked into the voting records at all. I mean, this could be something that could be used against him by the conservative base he covets so much. If there's one thing the current Republican Party hates...it's a possible Democrat. The only thing they hate more...a moderate.
Maybe it was a calculated choice or maybe it was just Mike Pence acting unilaterally without all the evidence. The only people that know probably won't tell us.