March 24th, 2010
12:37 PM ET
5 years ago

Pence to address Iowa Republicans on eve of Obama visit

Rep. Mike Pence will address an anti-health care reform rally in Iowa.
Rep. Mike Pence will address an anti-health care reform rally in Iowa.

(CNN) – Here's the latest sign Rep. Mike Pence is mulling a possible presidential run in 2012: the Indiana Republican will address an anti-health care reform rally in Iowa City Wednesday night. Pence will be beamed into the event, put on by the Iowa Republican Party, via Skype.

Iowa City, of course, is where President Obama will visit on Thursday to promote the health care bill he signed into law this week.

The "Stand Up for Freedom Rally" will take place at the University of Iowa.

"I'm proud to have Congressman Pence standing with Iowans tonight and standing up against the continued assault on our personal and economic freedoms from the Obama administration and Iowa's congressional Democrats," Iowa GOP chairman Matt Strawn said in a statement.

Pence has already made political stops in Iowa, traditionally home to the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. He's also visited the early primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina.


Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • Iowa • Mike Pence • President Obama
soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Ron

    This fella is bad news. Not trustworthy.

    March 24, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  2. Jerry - Florida

    Representative Pence, good for you! Upstage the "Bully and Liar-In-Chief."

    March 24, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  3. rdepontb

    Wow, this shows the Republicans are scared and on the run--showing up the day before President Obama to drum up some venom? Ooooh, this is soooo satisfying. Will he do Beck job and cry his eyes out, apologize for letting them all down, or stick to his guns and declare he will _never_ vote for anything if a single Democrat was involved?

    March 24, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  4. David

    All this talk about states creating laws to fight back the federal government from forcing state residents to purchase health insurance.
    While your at it how about creating a law that keeps the federal government from forcing state residents to purchase car insurance. What is the difference and which is more important: your health insurance or car insurance? If you are in poor health and die, your car insurance did nothing to help you. When you figure that out maybe some these college educated politicians will wake up and see day light.

    March 24, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
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