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Gov. Pence speaks at ALEC meeting in Indianapolis

Posted: 10:09 PM, Jul 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-29 22:09:53-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gov. Mike Pence made his first appearance in Indiana Friday since accepting the Republican nomination for vice president.

Pence addressed hundreds of lawmakers and business leaders at a meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in downtown Indianapolis.

Pence told the group that Indiana is a story of what "commonsense conservative leadership" can do in a short period of time.

The governor said Republican-led states with conservative lawmakers are improving lives, fortunes and opportunities.

Pence has been a long-time supporter of ALEC, joking that he was for it before it was cool.