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Vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence to speak at Liberty Oct. 12

September 14, 2016 : Liberty University News Service

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell has announced that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, currently on the Republican ticket for vice president of the United States, will speak in Convocation on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Falwell told students the news at Convocation on Wednesday. He said Pence reached out to him after reading an editorial that Falwell wrote for The Washington Post.

Pence was elected the 50th Governor of the State of Indiana in 2012 and inaugurated January 14, 2013.

“I think students will very much enjoy hearing from Gov. Pence,” Falwell told the Lynchburg News & Advance. “I think he’ll be very well received at Liberty. I don’t think Donald Trump could have chosen a better running mate than the governor.”

Liberty’s Convocation stage has become a popular stop for those seeking political office. In this election cycle, guests have included Ted CruzBernie SandersBen Carson, and Donald Trump, who spoke in January before becoming the Republican presidential nominee. Jeb Bush was the 2015 Commencement speaker.

As an institution, Liberty does not endorse anyone for political office and invites all presidential candidates to speak in Convocation.