Pence reschedules Detroit Economic Club speech
Vice President Mike Pence is expected to address the Detroit Economic Club on Aug. 19 after postponing a planned appearance this week as the Trump administration responded to mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.
The club announced the rescheduled speech Thursday afternoon.
Pence is now scheduled to speak at the MotorCity Casino/Hotel around noon on Aug. 19. Tickets are available only to current Detroit Economic Club members and their guests.
The former Indiana governor has visited Michigan nine times since President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, when the Republican incumbent who is now running for re-election won the state by a slim 10,704-vote margin.
The Detroit Economic Club speech would be Pence’s 10th trip to the state as vice president. It comes on the heels of last week’s two nights of Democratic presidential debates that brought 20 would-be Trump challengers to Detroit.
Pence last visited Michigan 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 last week to tout the trade plan and Trump’s economic policy during the Democratic debates.
Some Democratic candidates have criticized the proposed trade deal, calling it NAFTA 2.0.