The Latest: Pence hails Trump as 'champion' of inner cities

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Posted: Aug 11, 2017 1:30 PM
The Latest: Pence hails Trump as 'champion' of inner cities

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence is returning to Indiana to give a speech and attend the unveiling of his official state portrait. (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

Vice President Mike Pence is calling Donald Trump a "champion" of America's inner cities.

The former Indiana governor made the remark Friday while heaping praise on the efforts of an Indianapolis anti-violence group during a luncheon in his home state.

Pence said the group, called the Ten Point Coalition, has developed a model of violence reduction that should be replicated across urban areas in the U.S.

He said he has told Trump about the group's success, which local officials credit for a drop in homicides.

Next he will go to his portrait ceremony at the Statehouse, which he will attend with his wife, Karen Pence, as well as Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and his wife, Janet.

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12:35 a.m.

Vice President Mike Pence is back in Indiana, where he previously served as governor, to deliver a speech and attend the unveiling of his official state portrait.

Pence's Air Force Two landed in Indianapolis Friday morning.

He is delivering the keynote address at a luncheon held by an Indianapolis anti-violence group.

Next he will go to his portrait ceremony at the Statehouse, which he will attend with his wife, Karen Pence, as well as Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and his wife, Janet.

The Indiana stop comes ahead of Pence's five-day trip to Central and South America, which begins Sunday.

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1:15 a.m.

Vice President Mike Pence is returning to Indiana, where he previously served as governor, to give a speech and attend the unveiling of his official state portrait.

Pence's Air Force Two is scheduled to land in Indianapolis on Friday morning.

He will give the keynote address at a luncheon held by an Indianapolis anti-violence group, followed by the portrait ceremony at the Statehouse.

Pence will attend the unveiling with his wife, second lady Karen Pence, as well as Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and his wife, Janet.

The stop comes ahead of Pence's five-day trip to Central and South America, which begins Sunday.