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Vice President Mike Pence speaks to Port Allen crowd

6 years 9 months 5 days ago Tuesday, May 23 2017 May 23, 2017 May 23, 2017 1:14 PM May 23, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Baton Rouge Wednesday.

Air Force 2 arrived at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. Pence was joined by Louisiana Represenative Garret Graves. Governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome met the Vice President on the tarmac.

Pence made a surprise visit to a home restored after the August flooding. The Vice President spoke to a couple whom were rescued from the roof of their home during the flood. Pence and President Donald Trump visited the home in August during the presidential campaign.

Pence is expected to meet in private with business leaders to hear their first-hand stories about health care, job creation, and the economy. The vice president is also expected to conclude his visit with public remarks to the city.

Pence will give his public remarks at Cajun Industries in Port Allen at 1:15 p.m., doors will open to attendees at 11 a.m.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to meet Pence at the airport, according to Capitol reporters.

Wednesday's trip is the third Pence has made to Louisiana recently.  Pence was in the state in 2016 to campaign for now U.S. Senator and fellow Republican John Kennedy.  Pence and Donald Trump made a stop in Louisiana as part of the presidential campaign after the August 2016 flood event, too.

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