Public rally set for VP-elect Pence’s return to Indiana

Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a campaign stop at the the Rossford Recreation Center in Rossford, Ohio, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. (Nick Thomas/The Blade via AP)
Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a campaign stop at the the Rossford Recreation Center in Rossford, Ohio, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. (Nick Thomas/The Blade via AP)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Republican Party is planning a public rally to welcome Gov. Mike Pence back to the state for the first time as vice president-elect.

A GOP announcement says the rally will take place 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the International Airport Building at Indianapolis International Airport.

The event comes two days after President-elect Donald Trump’s election victory. Trump is set to meet President Barack Obama at the White House Thursday.

Pence has only held a handful of Indiana events since being picked as Trump’s running mate in July. Pence and his wife, Karen, voted Tuesday at a church near the governor’s residence in Indianapolis then headed to New York City to be with Trump.

Pence will travel to Indiana after spending Thursday in Washington, D.C.