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Vice President Mike Pence will speak to the Detroit Economic Club on Wednesday, less than a week after 20 Democratic presidential hopefuls visited the Motor City for two nights of debates at the Fox Theatre.

Pence will speak to the group at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in an afternoon address open to club members and guests.

The Economic Club didn't identify the topic of the vice president's speech.

The former Indiana governor has visited Michigan nine times since President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign when the president won the state by a slim 10,704-vote margin. The Economic Club would be the vice president's 10th trip to the state.

Pence’s last visit to Michigan was in April when he spoke on Trump’s proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in Detroit and Taylor.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Trump's 2020 campaign press secretary Kayleigh McEnany were in Detroit this week to tout the trade plan and Trump’s economic policy in general during the second round of Democratic presidential debates.

Some candidates during the debate Wednesday criticized Trump’s proposed trade agreement, calling it NAFTA 2.0.

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