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Governor Pence To Give GOP Address Saturday

The speech will be Mike Pence's first GOP response as governor. He delivered it several times while in Congress.

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Then-Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) prepares to deliver the weekly Republican address in 2010.

Governor Mike Pence will deliver the national Republican weekly radio address Saturday.

He gave the weekly Republican radio address nearly half a dozen times as a congressman. This will be his first time as governor.

Pence says he’s using the address, which he’s prerecorded, to tell a national audience about what states are doing to promote fresh thinking on a broad range of issues including health care.

“I also took the opportunity to tout the Healthy Indiana Plan and to talk about the innovation that we’ve brought in consumer-driven healthcare, the popularity of that program and how I think that’s a model for permitting more freedom and more flexibility at the state level,” he says.

Some have suggested the radio address helps raise Pence’s profile, with an eye towards a potential 2016 presidential run.  Pence says he’s solely focused on his job as governor and not any higher office.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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