Governor Mike Pence took a defiant tone in launching his 2016 re-election campaign, saying he's ready to take on opponents seeking to use the uproar over the state's religious objections law against him. Pence told the crowd at a GOP fundraising dinner last night that he doesn't tolerate discrimination against anyone but freedom of conscience and religion must be protected. The law Pence signed attracted a national outcry this spring as critics called it anti-gay and called for boycotts of Indiana. Pence says he bears some responsibility for the uproar, but that it's been spurred by liberal special interests. During the event, about 50 protesters holding anti-Pence signs gathered outside the banquet hall in Indianapolis.