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UPDATE: Indiana Gov. Pence to speak at 2 GOP conventions amid 2016 talk

UPDATED Tuesday, April 22, 2014 --- 10:44 a.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Mike Pence is heading south to rally Alabama's Republicans.

The Alabama Republican Party announced Tuesday that Pence will keynote its convention June 20. Pence is heading north next month to speak at the Wisconsin Republican Party's convention.

Pence's trips come as religious conservatives and Washington pundits are increasingly mentioning him as a viable contender for the White House in 2016.

He drew national attention during a trade mission last week criticizing President Barack Obama's dealings with Russia and recommending the U.S. put a missile defense shield back on track. But his support of a replacement for national Common Core education standards has drawn the ire of his base of supporters on the far right.

Pence has declined to say whether he will run for president.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted Thursday, April 10, 2014 --- 2:03 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will deliver the keynote address at the Wisconsin Republican Party state convention next month.

The party announced Thursday that the first-term governor will give the speech at the annual gathering on May 3.

Other speakers include Wisconsin Gov. Scot Walker, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.

Pence says in a statement that he was excited to join with fellow Republicans to unite behind Walker, who is running for re-election this year. Pence says that unlike "the failed leadership in Washington, states are leading the way forward with real change and a renewed focus on the taxpayer, not on bigger government."

Walker is being challenged by Democrat Mary Burke, a former Trek Bicycle Corp. executive and state commerce secretary.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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